Feb 14

Strictly Come Dancing star’s debut novel (guess who) has been acquired by Bonnier Zaffre: by Dr Kathleen Thompson

I can’t wait any longer to give you the answer – it’s the fabulous Anton Du Beke. Isn’t Strictly Come Dancing marvellous? We gawp as some celebrities morph into graceful swans, whilst others splash and sink into the mire of Craig’s scorn. Ballroom and latin dancing is beautiful to watch –exquisite dresses, sparkling Swarovski crystals, …

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Feb 14

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: ONLY TAKE IT ON IF YOU CAN SEE IT THROUGH

Jane Cable considers what it takes to organise a successful event Never one to ask others to do what I won’t myself, I thought that this year I would focus my own articles on advice given and received as well. Except as I have the privilege of writing my own column once a month I’m …

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Feb 13

Thandie Newton: ‘Lost Work For Revealing Hollywood Sexual Abuse’

Brave and stunning actress Thandie Newton has spoken out about sexual abuse in Hollywood. The actress revealed in July that she was abused by a director when he put a camera between her legs during an audition, she even found out later that he had been playing the tape at private parties. She was also told …

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Feb 13

JANE CABLE REVIEWS: THE LAST DAY by CLAIRE DYER

  This is a clever book on so many levels. Just as you are settling in with the characters Claire Dyer throws a curve ball which grips you and makes it impossible not to read on. Vita, Boyd and Honey are not a love triangle. They can’t be; Vita got over Boyd years ago, but …

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Feb 12

Men’s Bathrooms Need To Have Baby Changing Stations

When it comes to sexism parenting is rife with it. Women are asked how they juggle having children and a job, men rarely, if ever. Most parenting events for mother are 9-5 Monday-Friday, and the events for men are on a weekend. Because women don’t work, right? Because men don’t look after their own children? …

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Feb 12

Urban Veda – Natural Skincare

Feeling a bit grey after January? You are not alone. Gosh, last month was grim but I’ve found something that soothes and comforts the spirit as well as skin. Are you up for balancing your dosha? Then perhaps a little Urban Veda will bring you the balance you crave. The Urban Veda ranges are designed to …

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Feb 09

Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes

    Hummingbird by Tristan Hughes is out now and is the winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018, in the category for Fiction, with a Sense of Place.   “What you could change and alter could never be finished or complete or dead. This is what I had been told back then, …

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Feb 09

Fabulous launch for fabulous author – Helen Warner: by Kathleen Thompson

  The Story of our Lives by Helen Warner, a fabulously readable novel, was launched at the prestigious 5th View Cocktail Bar at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 8th February.   Helen Warner with The Story of Our Lives It was indeed a star-studded evening including Judge Robert Rinder, Rachel Riley, and the stars of Loose Women. We …

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