Fake aristocrat who hoodwinked the Nazis | Books | Entertainment

Fake aristocrat who hoodwinked the Nazis | Books | Entertainment

The Majdanek death camp (Image: Sovfoto/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Amid the barbed wire, gas chambers and shooting pits of the horrific Majdanek concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, Countess Janina Suchodolska was a surprising yet frequent visitor in 1942. A pretty brunette with blue-green eyes, an aristocratic air and the More...

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Game of Thrones author George RR Martin slams toxic fandom ‘dancing on graves’ | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, January 30th, 2024
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Game of Thrones author George RR Martin slams toxic fandom ‘dancing on graves’ | Books | Entertainment

Fandom has always had its good and bad sides and now Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has spoken out on the toxic elements.  The 75-year-old, who is still working on the long-delayed The Winds of Winter, More...

Library delighted as book returns 44 years late | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, January 24th, 2024
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Library delighted as book returns 44 years late | Books | Entertainment

Staff at Manningtree, Essex were delighted when Great Prime Ministers by John Whittle was handed in by relatives of the borrower who took it out on June 30 1979. The UK has since had 10 Premiers – and current More...

The woman who saved Morris Dancing from extinction | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024
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The woman who saved Morris Dancing from extinction | Books | Entertainment

Morris dancers, a quintessentially English tradition (Image: In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images) A sun-dappled village fair. Children gaily spinning around a maypole. Cricketers on the village green. More...

Inside story of real-life spy who discovered Holocaust – but went completely ignored | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Saturday, January 13th, 2024
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Inside story of real-life spy who discovered Holocaust – but went completely ignored | Books | Entertainment

Inside story of real-life spy who discovered Holocaust – but went completely ignored (Image: Getty) Yet Winthrop Pickard Bell’s claims largely fell on deaf ears and a genuine opportunity to avert More...

Keanu Reeves announces debut novel to expand comic book series | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, January 12th, 2024
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Keanu Reeves announces debut novel to expand comic book series | Books | Entertainment

Keanu Reeves has just announced he will be expanding the universe of his graphic novel, BZRKR, with his first-ever novel. The Book Of Elsewhere will continue the story the Hollywood actor began back in 2021, More...

Elvis daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘raw and vulnerable’ memoir announced | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Thursday, January 11th, 2024
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Elvis daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s ‘raw and vulnerable’ memoir announced | Books | Entertainment

It was a year ago this week when Elvis Presley’s only child died suddenly at just 54. Lisa Marie Presley lived a complicated life in the celebrity spotlight from losing her father The King at just nine to More...

The awe-inspiring true story of Nicholas Winton, protagonist of the One Life film | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Monday, January 8th, 2024
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The awe-inspiring true story of Nicholas Winton, protagonist of the One Life film | Books | Entertainment

The extent of his efforts has never been recognised (Image: Getty) Amid the deepening horror of March 1939, as Europe stood on the precipice of a Second World War, it was no wonder the arrival in Britain More...

Tree Wisdom: a guide to nature’s restorative energy and wellbeing | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Sunday, January 7th, 2024
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Tree Wisdom: a guide to nature’s restorative energy and wellbeing | Books | Entertainment

Tree Wisdom: a guide to nature’s restorative energy and wellbeing (Image: Getty) The UK itself is home to 123 million of them and has many historic giants, like the 1,000-year-old Allerton Oak in Liverpool. Sadly, More...

Clooney’s ‘Boys In The Boat’ misses British Olympic triumph | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Saturday, January 6th, 2024
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Clooney’s ‘Boys In The Boat’ misses British Olympic triumph | Books | Entertainment

Clooney’s ‘Boys In The Boat’ misses British Olympic triumph (Image: Getty) Exclusive – It’s the Chariots of Fire-style true story of a scrappy working class team of rowers from Washington More...