Arts & Screen

HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

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The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

It’s all systems go at publishers Quercus as they gear up for the unveiling of The Reading Group, an exciting new ebook series by Della Parker, a novelist, short story writer and the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum magazine.

The Chelsea Strangler bySusanna Gregory

Book reviews: The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory

The Plague is rampant in the summer heat of London in 1665 and the king has fled the city… but royal spy Thomas Chaloner has murder on his mind.

The Longest Winter byKevin Sullivan

Book review: The Longest Winter by Kevin Sullivan

The Siege of Sarajevo, which lasted 1,425 days from April 1992 to February 1996, was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and one of the cruellest events in the vicious war in Bosnia…

Betrayal byMartina Cole

Book review: Betrayal by Martina Cole

Twenty-three novels in and this lady is not for turning… soft!

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Dr. Robert Langdon

Inferno: More like damp matchstick

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones jog around Florence in a bid to stop half the world getting killed by Dante- obsessed nutty Billionaire Bertrand Zobrist`s plague-virus.

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars byLinda Porter

Book reviews: Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars by Linda Porter

When King Charles I was executed in January 1649, it ended seven years of bitter civil war and led to a new era of English parliamentary government.

A promise between friends

Book review: A Promise Between Friends by Carol Rivers

Life in post-war 1950s London is full of hope and promise for two East End girls… but there are dark forces at large which threaten to destroy their new beginnings.

Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Book reviews: Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Children are spoilt for choice this autumn with a selection of wonderful books that take us from the world’s highest mountains and strangest animals to extraordinary rabbit warrens hidden deep below the teeming city of London.

Treason byJames Jackson

Book review: Treason by James Jackson

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…
The Mistress of Windfell Manor byDiane Allen

Book review: The Mistress of Windfell Manor by Diane Allen

The green valleys and rugged limestone outcrops of the Yorkshire Dales form the stunning backdrop to a beautiful tale of family ties, love, hope and hardship from popular storyteller Diane Allen.

Sam Webster (David Morrissey), Gemma Webster (Keeley Hawes), Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and Julien Baptiste (Tcheky Karyo) are at the centre of a mystery in The Missing

The Missing - An intricate jigsaw puzzle of a thriller

My wife recently undertook an ambitious project – completing a 1,000-piece jigsaw of a marina near Marseille.

Rogue One will be released on December 16

Excitement mounts as new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer released

Sci-fi fans are breathless with anticipation following the release of another trailer for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
A Tapping at My Door byDavid Jackson

Book review: A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson

Best known for his brilliant New York detective Callum Doyle crime thrillers, David Jackson moves nearer to his Wirral home for an exciting new police series set amongst the back streets of Liverpool.

Emily Blunt stars as Rachel

The Girl on the Train: Not a film you'll watch twice

Throughout history mankind has been witness to thousands of strange, unexplained ancient mysteries and events, as well as mysterious phenomena.
Gruffalo food, super sleuths and wizard words

Book reviews: Gruffalo food, super sleuths and wizard words

The Gruffalo is back and he’s hungry! Get ready to feast on an exciting new autumn collection of inspirational reads from Macmillan Children’s Books.

Anne Robinson (left) with Tiggi, Anni Jones, Jamie, Gianni, Shaune, Alfie, in the first episode of Robinsons new show, which looks at different aspects of British life

The Apprentice berk-athon is back... I blame the parents

Philip Larkin famously wrote that your parents – however unintentionally –make a mess of your life by the way they bring you up.
18 wallies do Bargain Hunt

The Apprentice, first episode: 18 wallies do ‘Bargain Hunt’

Thirty six seconds. That’s how long it took before someone made a ludicrous claim about their own abilities in this, the 12th series of The Apprentice.

Too Close for Comfort byEleanor Moran

Book review: Too Close for Comfort by Eleanor Moran

Why would a young mother deliberately throw herself from the top of a multi-storey car park… and why are her friends reluctant to talk?

Breaking Dead byCorrie Jackson

Book review: Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson

Fashion week turns to murder week in an exciting debut crime thriller from an author who has swapped glamour for grit.

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