Our critic selects her picks of this year's best art books

From Hockney to Kahlo, here’s a festive feast for the eyes: Our critic selects her picks of this year’s best art books Bel Mooney has rounded up a selection of this year’s best art books Sarah Drummond reveals historical truth in Divine Love: The Art Of The Nativity  Angela Harding introduces her printing press techniques in A Year Unfolding   DIVINE LOVE: […]

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Want hot celebrity gossip? Just dive between the covers

Want hot celebrity gossip? Just dive between the covers – from a Hollywood diva’s deliciously waspish diaries to a Beatle’s most intimate insights Roger Lewis rounded up a selection of this year’s must-read celebrity memoirs  Dame Joan Collins shares interactions with stars in My Unapologetic Diaries Paul McCartney reflects on his inspirations in autobiography The Lyrics   MY UNAPOLOGETIC DIARIES by […]

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Why having a bath is more dangerous than bumping into a shark

Why having a bath is more dangerous than bumping into a shark – and why you should hope for Diddly Squat in your stocking! Mark Mason rounded up a selection of the best books to use as stocking fillers  Among top picks is Rutherford & Fry’s Complete Guide To Absolutely Everything Reveals more people die by drowning in the bath […]

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What started as a fitness fad became a revolution

How working out set women free: In the 1950s, they stayed thin by smoking and popping pills. But as a new social history shows, what started as a fitness fad became a revolution that made women stronger in every way Danielle Friedman explores the history of female fitness in Let’s Get Physical 35-year-old New Yorker was inspired by her own […]

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MUST READS

MUST READS SPOON-FED by Tim Spector (Cape £12.99, 288 pp) SPOON-FED    by Tim Spector (Cape £12.99, 288 pp) As well as keeping us alive and healthy, food should be one of life’s great pleasures. But the question of what and how to eat has become a source of increasing confusion and anxiety. Faced with myriad options and a barrage of […]

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Top writers reveal their top reads

In case you missed some of this year’s most compelling tales — top writers reveal their top reads UK-based writers have revealed a selection of their top reads from this year  John Boyne says he loved reading Joseph Knox’s True Crime Story  Amanda Craig says CJ Carey’s Widowland is a distraction from the dystopia   John Boyne (The Echo Chamber, Doubleday) […]

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