Tag archive for ‘Reading’
Winds of Winter release – George RR Martin speaks on next Game of Thrones book | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
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Winds of Winter release – George RR Martin speaks on next Game of Thrones book | Books | Entertainment

This past week marks five years since HBO’s Game of Thrones TV show ended. For the final couple of seasons, the showrunners were forced to rely on A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin’s planned More...

Harry Potter original book cover art set to auction for record-breaking sum | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
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Harry Potter original book cover art set to auction for record-breaking sum | Books | Entertainment

Back in the mid-1990s JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by no less than 12 publishers before being accepted by Bloomsbury. The book, which became the fourth best-selling More...

Author Paul Auster dies aged 77 just two years after devastating family losses | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV
By MDN On Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
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Author Paul Auster dies aged 77 just two years after devastating family losses | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Iconic author Paul Auster, famed for his work on the New York Trilogy, has passed away at 77 due to complications from lung cancer. The literary world is mourning the loss of Auster, who died on Tuesday, as More...

Funny Story review – Emily Henry turns the friends to lovers trope on its head | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Saturday, April 27th, 2024
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Funny Story review – Emily Henry turns the friends to lovers trope on its head | Books | Entertainment

Emily Henry quickly became an instant-buy author for me when I read You and Me on Vacation. I don’t have to even read what’s on the blurb to know it’s going to be a good one; she puts out hit More...

Harry Potter 2025 release announced that will thrill fans waiting for TV remake | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, April 26th, 2024
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Harry Potter 2025 release announced that will thrill fans waiting for TV remake | Books | Entertainment

Harry Potter fans will no doubt be familiar with the audiobooks read by Stephen Fry in the UK and Jim Dale in the US. Now all seven novels are to be retold with an ensemble cast, Dolby Atmos sound, an original More...

Inside incredible case of D-Day hero whose death sentence was overturned | History | News
By MDN On Thursday, April 25th, 2024
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Inside incredible case of D-Day hero whose death sentence was overturned | History | News

Black American GIs and a British vicar join voices at a hymn service for US soldiers in England,1942 (Image: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On a bright moonlit night nearly 80 years More...

Former James Bond cast in Thursday Murder Club movie from Steven Spielberg | Films | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, April 24th, 2024
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Former James Bond cast in Thursday Murder Club movie from Steven Spielberg | Films | Entertainment

Back in 2020, Pointless presenter Richard Osman published his debut novel about a group of pensioners who team up to solve a mysterious killing. The Thursday Murder Club sold 45,000 copies in its first three More...

Lord Peter Hain: ‘My friend Mandela must be turning in his grave!’ | Politics | News
By MDN On Friday, April 19th, 2024
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Lord Peter Hain: ‘My friend Mandela must be turning in his grave!’ | Politics | News

Lord Hain in his office with his treasured Nelson Mandela portrait (Image: Jonathan Buckmaster) When people contact the office of Lord Peter Hain at Millbank House in Westminster, they may be surprised to More...

JK Rowling hits back at claim she doesn’t understand her own Harry Potter books | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, April 9th, 2024
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JK Rowling hits back at claim she doesn’t understand her own Harry Potter books | Books | Entertainment

JK Rowling has become a polarising figure in recent years with her outspoken views on transgenderism. Most recently she challenged Scotland’s new hate crime law, describing several transgender women (biological More...

Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | News
By MDN On Thursday, March 28th, 2024
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Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | News

45-year-old mortgage adviser Nicola Bulley who went missing. (Image: ) I live in the Scottish Highlands where, last year, I read about a lone hiker who disappeared. Literally. He went off hill walking one More...

Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | Travel
By MDN On Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
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Someone goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds | UK | Travel

45-year-old mortgage adviser Nicola Bulley who went missing. (Image: ) I live in the Scottish Highlands where, last year, I read about a lone hiker who disappeared. Literally. He went off hill walking one More...

Six in 10 have been inspired to try something new – after reading a book | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
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Six in 10 have been inspired to try something new – after reading a book | Books | Entertainment

Six in 10 adults have been inspired to take up or do something new after reading – including change career, learn a new language, and climb a mountain, research has found. A poll of 2,000 adults, who read More...

Book lovers can bag 3 months of Audible for 99p in limited time deal | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Monday, March 25th, 2024
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Book lovers can bag 3 months of Audible for 99p in limited time deal | Books | Entertainment

Amazon is giving shoppers the chance to bag three months of audiobooks for just 99p and the options are seemingly endless. Audible is the shopping giant’s audiobook service and would usually set you back More...

The incredible story of a 14th century Great Escape from the Tower of London | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, March 15th, 2024
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The incredible story of a 14th century Great Escape from the Tower of London | Books | Entertainment

The Tower of London was a prison until the 1950s (Image: Rudy Sulgan/Getty) The mass escape of Allied airmen from a German prisoner of war camp remains one of history’s most famous jail-breaks. Stalag Luft More...

Harry Potter beats Paddington Bear to top of favourite heroes list | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Thursday, March 7th, 2024
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Harry Potter beats Paddington Bear to top of favourite heroes list | Books | Entertainment

It’s World Book Day, the internationally celebrated holiday where literature is praised around the globe, and children are encouraged to pick up a book and put down their phones. Of course, there are an More...

Top 30 books that have inspired holidays – ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ tops list | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
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Top 30 books that have inspired holidays – ‘Under The Tuscan Sun’ tops list | Books | Entertainment

Millions of holidaymakers have chosen a destination based on a book they’ve read – with “Under the Tuscan Sun”, by Frances Mayes, named as the top inspiration. A study of 2,000 adults found one in four More...

Meet the boss of Timpson paying for his staff to fix their ‘ruined’ teeth | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Friday, March 1st, 2024
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Meet the boss of Timpson paying for his staff to fix their ‘ruined’ teeth | Books | Entertainment

James Timpson, right, with his father Sir John Timpson (Image: John Gladwin / Reach Plc) James Timpson is reading an email from one of his shop managers, asking for a second-hand car and a prom dress for More...

Harry Potter official new book announced for Christmas 2024 release | Books | Entertainment
By MDN On Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
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Harry Potter official new book announced for Christmas 2024 release | Books | Entertainment

The Harry Potter main novel series may be over, but that doesn’t mean that’s the end of official books set in JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Following last year’s Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac comes More...

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...