George RR Martin: Game of Thrones author’s next project finally gets release date | Books | Entertainment

Although fans of the Game of Thrones series have been yearning for news about the next book, The Winds of Winter, they have not heard anything concrete in years. Author George RR Martin has been working hard on perfecting the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series since 2011, when the fifth book – A Dance With Dragons – More...

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A Song of Ice and Fire quote quiz – can you name where these famous quotes come? | Books | Entertainment

Questions 1. Name the book from which this quote comes: “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”2. Name the book from which this quote comes: “And all was black and still, More...

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royal navy Homeless navy veteran fighting alcoholism and PTSD witnesses murder | Books | Entertainment

Jersey: Royal Navy gunboats are not ‘well equipped’ says Colonel Having returned to his native Newcastle after prison, Jimmy Mullen is struggling to rebuild his life and stay out of trouble when, More...

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Genius tot who speaks three languages has IQ score higher than Hawking and Einstein | Books | Entertainment

Stephen Hawking: Expert on ‘tragedy’ after speech synthesis Around that time, his father, Iñaki San Pedro, 41, and mother, Teresa Gomez- Franqueira, 38, were astonished to discover their baby More...

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Winds of Winter: Stephen King feared George RR Martin ‘would die’ before finishing book | Books | Entertainment

The sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise, The Winds of Winter, is still being written by author George RR Martin. The writer has been working on the next book in the Game of Thrones lineage for More...

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Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival announces authors line-up | Books | Entertainment

Comedian and TV presenter Richard Osman, whose cosy caper The Thursday Murder Club was one of the bestselling books of 2020, will be talking about his eagerly-anticipated follow-up. Other guests include Mick More...

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New book explains how concept of addresses was born – and what roads say about residents | Books | Entertainment

A Royal Mail worker sorts mail in Glasgow (Image: PA) They come with quirky names, silly names and rude-sounding names. Some feel posh… anything with Mews or Hill at the end feels up-market. And no one More...

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Left You Dead – Peter James is back with a bang: The real return of Roy Grace | Books | Entertainment

Not the usual procedure but I’ve enjoyed most of the author’s books so thought having not especially relished the last couple I’d give the new one a whirl. And, boy, was I glad I did. Peter James has moved More...

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The extraordinary tale of the record-breaker who circumnavigated the world in 72 days | Books | Entertainment

Nellie Bly was determined to beat the record set in Jules Verne’s iconic novel (Image: Old Paper Studios / Alamy Stock Photo) Yet far less well known is the story of the woman who challenged Fogg’s More...

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How a historian saw his quest for truth about the Mountbattens thwarted by state machinery | Books | Entertainment

Prince Philip told Lord Mountbatten to ‘back off’ says Lady Pamela AJP Taylor, one of Britain’s finest historians, once said, “When I write, I have no loyalty except to historical truth.” His words More...