MUST READS | Daily Mail Online

MUST READS By Jane Shilling for the Daily Mail Published: 22:04 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 20:07 BST, 22 May 2020 MEMORIES by Naim Attallah (Quartet £15, 278 pp) MEMORIES by Naim Attallah (Quartet £15, 278 pp) From a reluctant young apprentice in bleak postwar England to publisher, author, impresario, boulevardier and giver of parties … Read more

RETRO READS   | Daily Mail Online

RETRO READS By Val Hennessy for the Daily Mail Published: 22:06 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 22:06 BST, 21 May 2020 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS by Maeve Binchy (Arrow £8.99, 736 pp) CIRCLE OF FRIENDS By Maeve Binchy (Arrow £8.99, 736 pp) If any author can help you survive lockdown, it’s Binchy. Reading her whopping … Read more

CLASSIC CRIME  | Daily Mail Online

CLASSIC CRIME By Barry Turner for the Daily Mail Published: 22:05 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 22:05 BST, 21 May 2020 VENETIAN GOTHIC By Philip Gwynne Jones (Constable £8.99, 368 pp) CLASSIC CRIME  VENETIAN GOTHIC By Philip Gwynne Jones (Constable £8.99, 368 pp) Nathan Sutherland brings a whole new meaning to diplomacy. As British … Read more

The power crazed crook in the Kremlin: The Oligarchs thought he’d last one term

BOOK OF THE WEEK  PUTIN’S PEOPLE  by Catherine Belton (William Collins, £25, 640pp) Thank heavens for coronavirus! I know I shouldn’t say that but there are some small blessings in the current pandemic.  In Russia, the national referendum to extend Vladimir Putin’s stay in office for another 12 years has been postponed. The proposal that … Read more

From Ellie Goulding on Fear Itself to James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds: This week’s top podcasts

From Ellie Goulding on Fear Itself to Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast, The Week In Art & James Acaster’s Perfect Sounds, this week’s top podcasts By Leaf Arbuthnot Published: 22:02 BST, 16 May 2020 | Updated: 22:02 BST, 16 May 2020 Fear Itself Actress Cressida Bonas is still best known for having gone out with Prince … Read more