Tag archive for ‘books’
Fake aristocrat who hoodwinked the Nazis | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, February 2nd, 2024
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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 More...

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...

An incredible and chilling story about a young boy surviving the Holocaust | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, January 5th, 2024
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An incredible and chilling story about a young boy surviving the Holocaust | Books | Entertainment

This article contains affiliate links, we will receive a commission on any sales we generate from it. Learn more Moshe and his best friend Shani Itzcovitz 2020 (Image: Ad Lib) In January 1945, with the More...

James Bond is set to enter public domain – What this means for next 007 future | Films | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
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James Bond is set to enter public domain – What this means for next 007 future | Films | Entertainment

Fleming’s first Bond novel Casino Royale had a 1967 unofficial spoof movie starring David Niven before EON won back the rights in 1999, ahead of Daniel Craig’s debut in 2006. Similarly, Thunderball producer More...

Game of Thrones fans hoping for Winds of Winter despair at George RR Martin post | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Monday, January 1st, 2024
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Game of Thrones fans hoping for Winds of Winter despair at George RR Martin post | Books | Entertainment

As 2024 dawns so do 13 years since George RR Martin published a book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Since A Dance with Dragons hit shelves in 2011, the Game of Thrones TV show has come and gone with the More...

Ian Fleming’s unprecedented James Bond rights deal just before his death | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Sunday, December 31st, 2023
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Ian Fleming’s unprecedented James Bond rights deal just before his death | Books | Entertainment

This year James Bond fans celebrated the 70th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s original 007 novels.  Yet the author famously only wrote 12 novels and two collections of short stories about his MI6 spy. In More...

Martin Brunt on his new book and life as the Sky News crime correspondent | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Thursday, December 28th, 2023
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Martin Brunt on his new book and life as the Sky News crime correspondent | Books | Entertainment

Hatton Garden: Ring leader behind heist jailed for 10 years Journalists should probably always contact the police when seeking a criminal case update. Well, in most cases, perhaps. Let me explain. Over the More...

Patrick Hamilton – the forgotten English writer who invented ‘gaslighting’ | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, December 27th, 2023
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Patrick Hamilton – the forgotten English writer who invented ‘gaslighting’ | Books | Entertainment

The growing influence of the phrase is a tribute to the vivid imagination of Patrick Hamilton (Image: Getty) Gas has all but disappeared from our lives as a method of lighting. Yet this outmoded technology, More...

Richard Armitage on his latest Dickensian venture – EXCLUSIVE | UK | News
By MDN On Sunday, December 24th, 2023
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Richard Armitage on his latest Dickensian venture – EXCLUSIVE | UK | News

‘Dickens loved home, hearth and Christmas’ says Richard Armitage. (Image: Getty) Having played Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s smash-hit Hobbit trilogy with a powerful northern accent, More...

The Life And Lies Of Charles Dickens by Helena Kelly – Dickens revised in new biography | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, December 20th, 2023
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The Life And Lies Of Charles Dickens by Helena Kelly – Dickens revised in new biography | Books | Entertainment

As this fascinating book reveals, we don’t actually know the truth at all. Much of what we think we know is based on an authorised biography by John Forster published in 1871. Fair enough you might think More...

New book debunks claim of Admiral Lord Nelson’s support of slave trade | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, December 19th, 2023
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New book debunks claim of Admiral Lord Nelson’s support of slave trade | Books | Entertainment

A Letter which had been used to show that Admiral Lord Nelson backed the slave trade is a fake, according to the author of a new book. Chris Brett, chairman of the Nelson Society, argues it was the work of plantation More...

Speedway heroine Fay Taylour: A forgotten trailblazer’s unseen tale | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Thursday, December 14th, 2023
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Speedway heroine Fay Taylour: A forgotten trailblazer’s unseen tale | Books | Entertainment

Speedway heroine Fay Taylour: A forgotten trailblazer’s unseen tale (Image: Getty) She was hailed in headlines across the globe as the Queen of the Speedway, the World Champion Woman Racer, the Fastest More...