The Queen doesn’t expect palace staff to ‘drop everything’ for her, author claims

Author who researched the Queen for new murder mystery novel depicting the monarch as a detective insists Her Majesty doesn’t expect palace staff to ‘drop everything’ for her and is ‘not nearly as formal as people imagine’ Sophia Bennett spent years researching royal family for novel, The Windsor Knot Author claimed Her Majesty doesn’t expect … Read more The Queen doesn’t expect palace staff to ‘drop everything’ for her, author claims

WHAT BOOK would author Richard Flanagan take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would author Richard Flanagan take to a desert island? Author Richard Flanagan is currently reading James Rebanks’ English Pastoral He would take Anna Karenina to a desert island as he re-reads it every few years Richard’s own father was a reciter of poetry and it gave him the reading bug  By Daily Mail Reporter Published: … Read more WHAT BOOK would author Richard Flanagan take to a desert island?

Devil woman: The realities of author Patricia Highsmith

BOOK OF THE WEEK   DEVILS, LUSTS AND STRANGE DESIRES  by Richard Bradford (Bloomsbury £20, 272pp) By the end of the introduction — let alone the end of the book — I loathed Patricia Highsmith. In this centenary year of her birth, her satisfyingly ruthless biographer Richard Bradford sets out the essence of her character and … Read more Devil woman: The realities of author Patricia Highsmith

Author bringing up her child without a gender

Author who refused to assign a gender to her baby and did ‘regular pronoun checks’ until her child DECIDED to be a ‘he’ at the age of four reveals she’s been accused of ‘abuse’ by critics Dr Kyl Myers and her husband Brent who live in Australia, are creative parenting  They’ve been sent messages saying … Read more Author bringing up her child without a gender

Best-selling author and artist Charlie Mackesy is helping us through lockdown

Kindness, tenderness, love, honesty and vulnerability run like golden threads through Charlie Mackesy’s exquisite pen and ink drawings. One shows a boy, a horse, a fox and an adorable tiny mole all huddled together in a dark and forbidding forest. In others, they cower beneath a looming thundercloud, struggle to find their way through thick … Read more Best-selling author and artist Charlie Mackesy is helping us through lockdown

WHAT BOOK would author Meg Rosoff take to a desert island? 

WHAT BOOK would author Meg Rosoff take to a desert island? Meg Rosoff  has recently read Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror And The Light  She would take James Thurber’s essay, The Dog That Bit People to a desert island American author said Lord Of The Flies by William Golding left her cold  By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:01 GMT, 7 January … Read more WHAT BOOK would author Meg Rosoff take to a desert island? 

Author is ‘canceled’ and DROPPED by her agent after defending writer of Scarlet Letter

A young adult author has been ‘canceled’ after she defended the writers of The Scarlett Letter and other classic novels on Twitter. The incident occurred when antiracist and anti-bias educator Lorena Germán wrote a tweet on November 30 advocating for more diversity among books that are taught in schools. In response, Jessica Cluess, who wrote … Read more Author is ‘canceled’ and DROPPED by her agent after defending writer of Scarlet Letter

Author is ‘canceled’ and DROPPED by her agent after defending writer of Scarlet Letter

A young adult author has been ‘canceled’ after she defended the writers of The Scarlett Letter and other classic novels on Twitter. The incident occurred when antiracist and anti-bias educator Lorena Germán wrote a tweet on November 30 advocating for more diversity among books that are taught in schools. In response, Jessica Cluess, who wrote … Read more Author is ‘canceled’ and DROPPED by her agent after defending writer of Scarlet Letter

Author Maureen Lee dies at 88 as son pays tribute to romance and thriller writer

Author Maureen Lee dies at 88: Son pays tribute to romance and thriller writer who penned more than 20 novels set in her native Liverpool The author died on New Year’s Eve surrounded by family after a short illness Lee published 24 romance and thriller novels between 1983 and 2013 Almost all of her stories … Read more Author Maureen Lee dies at 88 as son pays tribute to romance and thriller writer

Netflix and creators of Outer Banks sued over ‘stealing’ plot of teen drama from author K.W. Wooten

Netflix and the creators of Outer Banks sued over ‘stealing’ plot of their teen drama from author K.W. Wooten By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.com Published: 16:29 GMT, 27 December 2020 | Updated: 16:29 GMT, 27 December 2020 Independently-published author K.W. Wooten has reportedly sued Netflix and the creators of Outer Banks for ‘stealing’ the plot … Read more Netflix and creators of Outer Banks sued over ‘stealing’ plot of teen drama from author K.W. Wooten