WHAT BOOK would Booker-winning author Julian Barnes take to a desert island?

WHAT BOOK would Booker-winning author Julian Barnes take to a desert island? Julian Barnes is currently reading Simenon’s Betty – one of his ‘hard novels’ UK-based author would take The Oxford English Dictionary to a desert island  The first book he remembers being given was a hardback Alice In Wonderland By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 22:04 … Read more

POETRY | Daily Mail Online

POETRY By Bel Mooney for the Daily Mail Published: 22:06 BST, 12 May 2022 | Updated: 22:06 BST, 12 May 2022 Ten Poems Of The Soil (£5.95) The soil is warming, the trees are greening, the time of growth is here again — and poetry can speak to us from the ground up, whether we … Read more

CHILDREN’S | Daily Mail Online

CHILDREN’S By Sally Morris for the Daily Mail Published: 22:08 BST, 5 May 2022 | Updated: 22:47 BST, 5 May 2022 SEED by Caryl Lewis (Macmillan £7.99, 275pp) SEED by Caryl Lewis (Macmillan £7.99, 275pp)  Award-winning Welsh writer Caryl Lewis’s first English language novel is a near-perfect blend of witty humour, rollicking adventure, compelling characters … Read more

FANTASY | Daily Mail Online

FANTASY By Jamie Buxton For The Daily Mail Published: 22:04 BST, 28 April 2022 | Updated: 22:51 BST, 28 April 2022 EVERSION by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz £16.99, 320pp) EVERSION by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz £16.99, 320pp)  So much is crammed into this genre-busting sci-fi nail-biter, it’s hard to know where to start. A sailing ship looks … Read more

A TASTE OF HONEYSUCKLE: Enjoy the scent of Shakespeare’s woodbine and its 180 varieties

A TASTE OF HONEYSUCKLE: Enjoy the scent of Shakespeare’s woodbine and its 180 varieties Nigel Colborn describes the different types of honeysuckle for the garden UK-based garden expert says our only native honeysuckle is a climber He advises that climbing honeysuckles thrive in any soil if it drains freely By Nigel Colborn for the Daily … Read more

POPULAR | Daily Mail Online

POPULAR By Wendy Holden for the Daily Mail Published: 17:08 EDT, 31 March 2022 | Updated: 17:09 EDT, 31 March 2022 AT THE TABLE by Claire Powell (Fleet £14.99, 336pp) AT THE TABLE  by Claire Powell (Fleet £14.99, 336pp)  The Maguires of South London all have problems. Parents Linda and Gerry have just separated after … Read more

SHORT STORIES   | Daily Mail Online

SHORT STORIES By Eithne Farry For The Daily Mail Published: 22:05 GMT, 24 March 2022 | Updated: 23:02 GMT, 24 March 2022 HOMESICKNESS by Colin Barrett (Cape £14.99, 224 pp) HOMESICKNESS    by Colin Barrett (Cape £14.99, 224 pp) Pubs, wind farms and a rural field with an empty oil tank are the everyday settings for … Read more

WHAT BOOK would broadcaster, gardener and novelist Alan Titchmarsh take to a desert island? 

WHAT BOOK would broadcaster, gardener and novelist Alan Titchmarsh take to a desert island? Alan Titchmarsh is currently reading Robert Byron’s The Road To Oxiana  The broadcaster would take a book by P. G. Wodehouse to a desert island Beatrix Potter’s The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, first gave Alan the reading bug  By Daily Mail Reporter … Read more