Educated review: Growing up in a household of dangerous religious fervour

Her account of growing up in a household of dangerous religious fervour and finding redemption in education is astonishing, harrowing and brave. Tara, now 31, and her six siblings grew up on a remote mountain in Idaho where her survivalist father Gene, a “charismatic gale of a man”, was obsessed with achieving self-sufficiency to ensure More...

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By admin On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
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Twists and turns in the best new reads for women: Latest femme fiction

THE MOTHER’S SECRET by Clare Swatman Pan, £7.99 ••••• KATE and Georgie are close sisters. They were brought up by their single mother Jan but while Kate was allowed lots of freedom as a child, More...

By admin On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Winds of Winter: ‘George RR Martin might NOT complete Game of Thrones novels’

It’s been almost seven years since the last book in the fantasy author’s Game of Thrones series was released. While Martin hopes The Winds of Winter will come out this year, there’s still A Dream of Spring More...

By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Nicky Henson: My six best books

MOTHER TONGUE, by Bill Bryson (Penguin, £9.99) I saw this in my son’s flat the other day. It’s a book I had years ago and lost so I’m going to steal it. It’s about the English language and beautifully More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Winds of Winter: Release date mocked in HILARIOUS Game of Thrones George RR Martin ‘rant’

The next instalment in A Song of Ice and Fire is expected to be released in the near future, although at this rate it may well hit shelves after Game of Thrones – the TV show it inspired – finishes More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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London Rules book review: One of Mick Herron's best books

Whether because they’re alcoholics, drug addicts, gamblers or simply responsible for some almighty cock-up or other, and are forced to do menial tasks in the hope that they resign out of boredom. It doesn’t More...

By admin On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Winds of Winter FINISHED? Why George RR Martin may WAIT to release Game of Thrones book 6

The book, the latest in the A Song Of Ice And Fire series, has been in the pipeline for a very long time – and the TV series inspired by its universe, Game of Thrones, has long overtaken it in narrative More...

By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018
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Golden Years: An exclusive story by Cathy Hopkins

GETTY Cathy Hopkins’ Golden Years is a tale of a retired couple’s adjustment to extra time 7.15am Bill shook me. “Wakey wake, Claire.” I opened my eyes. There was a mug on the More...

By admin On Saturday, February 17th, 2018
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Altered Carbon book TORTURE scene had a menstruating woman and was too HORRIFIC to show

Altered Carbon mixes sex and horror with shocking ease. This is not a show for the squeamish. For every naked nipple and full-frontal there is another scene of relentlessly brutality. The main image above isn’t More...

By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Winds of Winter: Brienne to kill THIS character in Game of Thrones book 6? ASOIAF theory

A popular idea doing the rounds on the A Song of Ice and Fire board on Reddit indicates that Brienne could end the life of none other than Lady Stoneheart. Brienne – played in the Game of Thrones TV series More...