Father’s Salmon Fishing In The Yemen novel inspired Piers Torday to become a writer

AUTHOR Paul Torday became an overnight bestseller at 59 with his comic novel about a hare-brained scheme to introduce angling to the desert. His career was cruelly cut short by cancer but today his son Piers is following in his footsteps. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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From children’s author to Queen of the Road… Writer on becoming a lorry driver

WITH the shortage of HGV drivers hitting supermarket supplies, one successful writer retrained as a trucker…. and found the haulage business less sexist than publishing Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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Undercover on the trail of the real Villanelles

NEIL LANCASTER spent 25 years with the Metropolitan Police targeting some of the UK’s most serious criminals – drug dealers, fraudsters and serial killers. But the suspect who unnerved him most was More...

By admin On Saturday, September 18th, 2021
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And Away… The autobiography of Bob Mortimer, the reluctant comedy hero

There’s a compilation on YouTube of the “true or false” stories Bob Mortimer has told on BBC One comedy quiz Would I Lie To You? and it’s had over 13 million views, probably because it’s More...

By admin On Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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30 years of understanding the famous from Lauren Bacall to Ronnie Corbett

AS A top showbiz writer, TIM WALKER has met them all, from Bacall and Heston to Ronnie Corbett. Here he examines their foibles and frailties, and ponders the nature of celebrity. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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James Dyson reveals how he gambled his house on revolutionary vacuum cleaner design

AFTER being ruthlessly ousted by Ballbarrow, James Dyson wasn’t going to make the same mistake with his revolutionary vacuum. In our final extract from his brilliant new memoir, he reveals how he gambled More...

By admin On Monday, September 6th, 2021
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Ian Rankin: How the frustrations of being a special needs parent fuel his writing

FOR A large part of the past 18 months, the crime writer Ian Rankin and his wife Miranda could only see their younger son Kit through the gates of his care home. The 27-year-old has Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic More...

By admin On Saturday, September 4th, 2021
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Kevin Webber: Life is a gift and it’s rude to leave it unwrapped in a dark corner

IN 2014, Kevin Webber was given two years to live. Once he stopped crying, he set about raising £250,000 for Prostate Cancer UK by running 15,000 miles across the world’s toughest terrain… and nearly More...

By admin On Friday, September 3rd, 2021
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Sally Rooney’s return… This time, dreaming of a better world

FOLLOWING the TV adaptation of Normal People, Sally Rooney’s third novel is her most eagerly anticipated yet. While anyone expecting a radical departure might be disappointed, her fans certainly won’t More...

By admin On Friday, September 3rd, 2021
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Unlocking the secrets of the real-life silent witnesses

Forensic pathologist Richard Shepherd has investigated thousands of deaths, from Diana’s car crash to 9/11. But the one trauma he failed to spot was his own… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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