Celebrity Interviews

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Veronica Henry

I am very keen on my bed – I do a lot of thinking when I am half asleep under a mound of goose-down. But once I’m up I’m firing ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Caroline Beecham

I USED TO BE OBSESSED WITH BBC WAR CORRESPONDENT KATE ADIE I grew up watching her reporting from battle zones and was amazed at how she could remain so calm ...

17 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Julie Shaw

This will take some filtering as I write. Not only because every day is so different in my life, but also because I seriously fit that much into my day, ...

17 May 2018

Why I Turned To Crime By Vera Morris

Up to the age of twenty-one, the only literature I was interested in was ‘The Classics’. I avidly read the great novelists: George Eliot, DH Lawrence, Thomas Hardy. Crime fiction? ...

17 May 2018

How My Evolution As A Writer Is Reflected In My Stories

When I think about the time I spent writing and revising the stories in Back Talk, I think less of the years they consumed—15 or so, from first draft to ...

17 May 2018

How Essex Girl Author Sue Wilsher Researched Her Latest Book The Empire Girls

‘Be childlike and feminine at all times’. This was one piece of advice given to women in fifties Britain. At first glance it was a dull decade, squished between the ...

17 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jean Harrod

I’ve spent my life travelling around the world, working as a British diplomat. In my novels, I only write about the countries I’ve lived in. I hope my experience ...

11 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Keddie Hughes

I wrote my first ‘novel’ at 8. It consisted of handwritten pieces of paper stapled together into a book. It was a story about a deer fawn in the highlands ...

10 May 2018

Top 10 Novels Set In Guernsey

With the release of the new movie, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, based on the bestselling book, we’ve decided to check out ten additional novels set on ...

10 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jackie Kabler

I’m a TV presenter and writer now, but I originally trained as a zoologist. I have a zoology degree from Trinity College, Dublin and my first job was collating data ...

10 May 2018

How To Shop Like A Chef

How do you begin to divine the specific nature of ingredients when you’re shopping, since you can’t usually taste them? (Though, of course, if they’re offering, sample away!) Bring all ...

9 May 2018

[Exclusive] Amy-Leigh Hickman Discusses Upcoming Netflix Series Safe

This week, Netflix will play host to brand new series Safe, starring the brilliant Amy-Leigh Hickman alongside the likes of Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Freddie Thorp, Amy James-Kelly, Hero ...
9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Julian Cundy

I’m a wandering spirit. I walked 5,500 miles across three continents – London to Moscow, Melbourne to Sydney and LA to New York. I stayed with families, new friends, in ...

9 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Heidi Rice

I spent all my childhood summers in Wiltshire where my mum and dad had a tiny cottage, with no bathroom, no telephone and no TV. It was memories of those ...

8 May 2018

[Exclusive] HRVY Discusses New Music, Loyal Fans And More

With over 900,000 subscribers on YouTube, a million Facebook followers and over 2.6 million loyal fans on Instagram, 19-year-old HRVY looks set for super stardom. Building his profile online since ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Adam Alexander

My wife proposed to me on a leap year. At karaoke. On stage.    I was an aspiring singer when I met Ann. We were both divorced, single, and decidedly ...

8 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Joy Pearson

Following the release of her debut novel, Joy Pearson shares the top 10 things that her readers should know about her: As an imaginative observant child, my confidence to write ...

8 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Jane Lovering

I know how these things are supposed to go. I’m supposed to make you madly jealous of my life and ways by stating that I spring out of bed, refreshed ...

4 May 2018

How Baking Helped My Mother Through Her Battle With Dementia

A recent survey released by Dr. Oetker, the nation’s favourite baking brand, proves that baking can lift the spirits. Two thirds (67%) of Britain’s amateur bakers agree it improves their ...

4 May 2018

10 Things I'd Like My Readers To Know About Me By Jasper Barry

Profession - Novelist. 'That Deplorable Boy', the second novel in my trilogy about a gay love affair in late 19th century Paris, has just come out. I'm now working on ...

3 May 2018

My Top Female Scientists By Weike Wang

At the top of the list is always Marie Curie. She discovered radium and polonium. She is the only woman thus far to be awarded two Nobel Prizes. Another on ...

3 May 2018

4 Ways To Achieve Balance In Your Life

Having a balanced body and mind requires a lifestyle change for most people. Here are 4 ways to help you achieve balance within your life. Breathing correctly is the most ...

3 May 2018

My Top Tips For Re-Imagining A Classic Fairytale By Louise O'Neill

The Little Mermaid was one of my favourite movies as a child, so the task of re-telling the story through a feminist lens was both an exhilarating and a daunting ...

3 May 2018

A Day In The Life Of Me By Molly Green

I open my eyes early, happy that for once I’ve had a very acceptable 6-hour sleep. Then I think how delighted I am that I’m a) still alive and b) ...