Isabel Vincent's heartfelt tale of her platonic love for an older man

Martini and the recipe for an age-gap friendship: Isabel Vincent’s heartfelt tale of her platonic love for a 92-year-old man is charming and moving Isabel Vincent, 55, is an investigative journalist who writes for the New York Post She recalls fondly her friendship with a 92-year-old widowed father of a friend  Out of loneliness, pity and curiosity she paid him […]

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Simon Cowell reads ‘TORTUROUS’ David Walliams books ‘through gritted teeth’ to son – WATCH

Bestselling children’s author David Walliams has seen his books slammed by fellow Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell. The pair were being interviewed by Heart when the Syco producer made the admission to the comedian. Walliams began by asking Cowell if he had read any of his children’s novels. Speaking with Heart, Cowell jokingly replied: “I have to now to my son. It’s […]

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Say cheese, Gromit! Books to stir every cook's heart

Say cheese, Gromit! Books to stir every cook’s heart The best cookery books of the year include Rick Stein’s Secret France  Aran by Flora Shedden, the youngest ever Bake Off sem-finalist, made the cut  Gennaro’s Pasta Perfecto! and Georgina Hayden’s Taverna also best of the year COOKERY BOOKS OF THE YEAR COOKERY BOOKS OF THE YEAR RICK STEIN’S SECRET FRANCE RICK […]

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A new chapter: the independent book stores taking on Amazon

Real books are on the rebound. Not just books, bookshops, as independent booksellers fight back following decades of decline. Figures released this month from the Booksellers Association covering the UK and Ireland show that independently owned bookshops grew in 2019 for a third consecutive year. And all that talk of print being dead? Print book sales grew again in Ireland […]

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The cat who spied for the US – until he got run over

The cat who spied for the US — until he got run over: Author reveals historic schemes that went pear-shaped in gripping new book Vince Houghton explores historic schemes in a fascinating new book  ­Operation Acoustic ­Kitty­ was dreamt ­up in the ­Sixties ­by ­American ­intelligence Mission involved installing listening equipment under cats fur to­ eavesdrop­ HISTORY  NUKING THE MOON   by […]

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The world's most expensive watch

Time really IS money – yours for $2.4million, the world’s most expensive watch Nicholas Foulkes shows our continues fascination with time in book Time Tamed  He says clocks have became status symbols during their long-running history Readers learn pocket watch was finished in 1932 and took 5 years to construct HISTORY TIME TAMED  by Nicholas Foulkes (Simon & Schuster £25, 256 pp)  […]

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