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FI/FANTASY | Daily Mail Online

SCI-FI/FANTASY By Jamie Buxton For Daily Mail Published: 22:15 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 22:15 BST, 24 September 2020 The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz £20, 512 pp) The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz £20, 512 pp) With the rebellious Breakers broken, peace is reigning in the Union, but nothing … Read more FI/FANTASY | Daily Mail Online

WHAT BOOK would TV presenter Dermot O’Leary take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would TV presenter Dermot O’Leary take to a desert island? Dermot O’Leary is currently reading Into The Raging Sea by Rachel Slade  He’d take to a desert island: The Charlie Parker books by John Connolly Toto The Ninja Cat And The Mystery Jewel Thief by Dermot O’Leary is out now By Daily Mail … Read more WHAT BOOK would TV presenter Dermot O’Leary take to a desert island?

Beauties who had babies for Hitler: Fuhrer ordered German soldiers to impregnate Norwegian girls

HISTORY Hitler’s Northern Utopia by Despina Stratigakos (Princeton £25, 328 pp) Adolf Hitler was mesmerised. In the spring of 1934, he went on holiday, a secret cruise in a German battleship through the fjords of Norway and, for hours on end, stared at the natural beauty around him. A Norwegian crew member later recalled him … Read more Beauties who had babies for Hitler: Fuhrer ordered German soldiers to impregnate Norwegian girls

Annie Nightingale, 80, Radio 1’s first female DJ, details her career in a candid memoir

The Beeb, the Beatles and blazing the trail: Annie Nightingale, 80, Radio 1’s first female DJ, details her career in a candid memoir, including the moment after John Lennon’s death where Paul McCartney called her live on air Annie Nightingale, 80, became Radio 1’s first female DJ in February 1970 When John Lennon was killed, Paul … Read more Annie Nightingale, 80, Radio 1’s first female DJ, details her career in a candid memoir

Stephen Hawking was always late and had a VERY full love life, memoir by a close friend reveals

BOOK OF THE WEEK  Stephen Hawking: A Memoir Of Friendship And Physics by Leonard Mlodinow (Allen Lane £20, 240pp)  The chances are, if you happened to ask a passer-by to name a theoretical physicist who had achieved global renown since Einstein died, you’d hear the name Stephen Hawking. But ask them exactly what Stephen Hawking did, … Read more Stephen Hawking was always late and had a VERY full love life, memoir by a close friend reveals

Devastated dad who doodled grief away: Animator Gary Andrews illustrates the reality of bereavement

MEMOIR Finding Joy by Gary Andrews (John Murray £16.99, 192pp) ‘Grief,’ wrote C. S. Lewis, ‘is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.’ After his wife — poet Joy Davidman — died aged just 45 in 1960, the Chronicles Of Narnia author was compelled to document … Read more Devastated dad who doodled grief away: Animator Gary Andrews illustrates the reality of bereavement

Lyrical solutions to lockdown blues: BEL MOONEY’s poetry roundup for National Poetry Day

Lyrical solutions to lockdown blues: BEL MOONEY’s poetry roundup for National Poetry Day By Bel Mooney for the Daily Mail Published: 22:05 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 22:05 BST, 24 September 2020 POETRY  Poetry Roundup for National Poetry Day In testing times, people need words to channel their feelings, uplift and console — and … Read more Lyrical solutions to lockdown blues: BEL MOONEY’s poetry roundup for National Poetry Day

£2.5million trove of books stolen from London warehouse found in Romania

A treasure trove of rare and historically important books worth £2.5million that was stolen from a warehouse in London three years ago has been found in Romania. Detectives uncovered the stash – which includes tomes by Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton and Spanish painter Francisco Goya – underneath the concrete floor of a rural house in … Read more £2.5million trove of books stolen from London warehouse found in Romania

Cotswolds mother renowned for her perfect scones was also Soviet spy Colonel Ursula Kuczynski

BOOK OF THE WEEK AGENT SONYA   by Ben Macintyre (Viking £25, 416 pp) Her scones were the envy of the Oxfordshire hamlet of Great Rollright, where the friendly woman known as Mrs Burton lived in a stone farmhouse. In her late 30s, she moved there with her three children and husband Len just after the … Read more Cotswolds mother renowned for her perfect scones was also Soviet spy Colonel Ursula Kuczynski