George RR Martin: ‘Gandalf’s death in Lord of the Rings inspired Game of Thrones killings’

GAME OF THRONES author George RR Martin has revealed JRR Tolkien’s killing off of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings had a “profound effect” on A Song of Ice and Fire deaths. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

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By gvwtv On Monday, August 13th, 2018

Family Tree, a short story by Sarah Franklin

Kit didn’t think he could go on without his twin brother… until Nan showed him the way… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By gvwtv On Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Denise Welch: My six best books

DENISE WELCH, 60, has appeared in Coronation Street, Soldier Soldier and Waterloo Road, as well as being a panellist on Loose Women. She is touring in Calendar Girls from August 16 and her novel The Mother’s More...

By gvwtv On Friday, August 10th, 2018

Book reviews: Watching You, Sins as Scarlet, Skyjack and more…

I ALWAYS drop everything to read a new Lisa Jewell novel and life was put on hold while I zipped through nearly 500 pages of Watching You, a thriller about people in a fictional Bristol suburb who are watching More...

By gvwtv On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Before We Met, a short story by Heidi Perks

She imagined the other woman as younger, prettier and slimmer – until a chance meeting… Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By gvwtv On Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Book review: Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee?

A few days ago, I came across an intriguing piece of research on sea lion behaviour. The animal was given the choice between two plates of food, one with five fish, the other only two fish. Daily Express :: Books More...

By gvwtv On Sunday, August 5th, 2018

I’d never have been a success if Mum wasn’t a prude

BESTSELLING author John Grisham credits the universal appeal of his legal thrillers to a formula he created to avoid “embarrassing” his devoutly religious mother. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By gvwtv On Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Cerys Matthews: My six best books

CERYS MATTHEWS, 49, was lead singer of Welsh indie band Catatonia whose hits include Mulder And Scully and Road Rage. Daily Express :: Books Feed  More...

By gvwtv On Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Red Chillies For Luck, a short story by Fanny Blake

The view was everything the brochure had suggested it would be – apart from the scaffolding imprisoning the hotel next door. Sarah stepped out on to the balcony and breathed in the sea air. Daily Express :: Books More...

By gvwtv On Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Henry Blofeld: My six best books

HENRY BLOFELD, 78, known as “Blowers”, was a much-loved cricket commentator until his retirement last year from BBC Radio’s Test Match Special. His 78 Retired tour starts on September 1. Daily More...