The Mitford Murders review: A gentle, old-fashioned novel

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The Mitford Murders  by Jessica Fellowes (Sphere, £12.99) To this day, the crime remains unsolved. But Fellowes, author of the Downton Abbey companion books, has taken the bones of this real-life mystery and fashioned her own solution. Louisa Cannon, 18, escapes the clutches of her abusive uncle by securing a post as nursemaid to the Mitford family More...

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By admin On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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From Mary Berry to Kirstie Allsopp: The best new cookery books

Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook by Mary Berry (DK, £30) Originally published in 1995, this updated tome contains more than 650 recipes and tells you all you need to know about getting food on the table. Mary More...

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By admin On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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How Hard Can It Be? review: Tussles with many issues facing women today

How Hard Can It Be? by Allison Pearson (The Borough Press, £14.99) Her husband Rich is in the throes of a full-blown midlife crisis, training as a counsellor and preoccupied by his newfound passion for cycling. Their More...

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By admin On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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How Hard Can it Be? review: The time-poor queen of having it all returns

After a 15-year hiatus, the queen of having it all is back. Kate Reddy was last seen at the end of I Don’t Know How She Does It, Allison Pearson’s 2002 paean to time-poor working mothers, having quit her More...

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By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Alastair Campbell: My six best books

TEAM OF RIVALS  by Doris Kearns Goodwin Penguin, £14.99  One of the best books written about politics. It brilliantly tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable rise and how he built his administration More...

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By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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A Life Of My Own review: Claire Tomalin biography's a measured account of a life

A Life Of My Own by Claire Tomalin  (Viking, £16.99) Vivid, insightful and backed by painstaking research, Tomalin’s historical biographies have been bestsellers and won a host of awards – the Whitbread, More...

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By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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Crafty creations: Our selection of the best new hobby books

OUR WRITER chooses the best new hobby books. Source link  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Short story: Shoreline by Alice Allan

Across the bay, gulls wheeled in the last light. The seafront, illuminated by the small fishermen’s cottages, traced a crescent that was edged by a band of pale sand, then an expanse of darker water. The air More...

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By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Comedian Alex Horne: My best six books – Palindromes and Anagrams, Deep Thoughts and more

ALEX HORNE, 39, is a comedian who presented The Horne Section on Radio 4. The Horne Section is currently touring its live show. He is also creator and co-host of TV comedy panel game Taskmaster and the new series More...

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By admin On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Harry Potter Kindle In Motion books feature magical MOVING pictures: WATCH this preview

It really is magic. Right before your eyes the very first page of the novel comes to life as smoke billows from the Hogwarts Express and an owl flits across the screen. Harry, himself, whizzes across the page More...