George Martin celebrates 74th birthday: What’s his progress with The Winds of Winter? | Books | Entertainment

It’s been 26 years since George RR Martin published his first A Song of Ice and Fire book, A Game of Thrones. Over the next few years, he was full steam ahead with A Clash of Kings following in 1998 and A Storm of Swords in 2000. However, Martin began to slow down with A Feast of Crows arriving in 2005 and A Dance with Dragons in 2011. It’s More...

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By admin On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022
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George RR Martin ‘vastly impressed’ by House of Dragon actor: ‘Better than Fire and Blood’ | Books | Entertainment

House of the Dragon is halfway through now with the two female leads Milly Alcock and Emily Carey being replaced in the roles of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia More...

By admin On Monday, September 19th, 2022
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Fairy Tale review: Stephen King’s new novel a ‘spellbinding’ read | Books | Entertainment

The book begins in the real world as the 17-year-old struggles to come to terms with his mother’s death after a hit-and-run accident, while his grieving father is driven to alcohol. In a moment of desperation, More...

By admin On Sunday, September 18th, 2022
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All the Broken Places review: compelling read derailed by over-the-top ending | Books | Entertainment

Steeped in grief and guilt and coloured by complicity and courage, it tells the story of Bruno’s elder sister, the long-widowed 91-year-old Gretel who is forced to confront the darkness of her family’s Nazi More...

By admin On Saturday, September 17th, 2022
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Hunter Davies: Late-life adventure left me with empty love nest | Books | Entertainment

Hunter Davies outside his new home in Ryde on the Isle of Wight (Image: Steve Reigate) Oh what a mess I have got myself into. It was daft enough at the age of 84 deciding to start a new life with a new woman More...

By admin On Friday, September 16th, 2022
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Undoctored review: Adam Kay scrubs up well in life post-op | Books | Entertainment

His new career as script writer and comedian was much less stressful – “The stakes were so refreshingly low – there’s no formal inquiry when a joke dies” – but horribly slow to take off. Feeling More...

By admin On Thursday, September 15th, 2022
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King Charles III wouldn’t be monarch with Iron Throne succession law: It would be this man | Books | Entertainment

After 70 years of waiting, King Charles III is now on the British throne following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon is currently on TV and full of the More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
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Grace Kelly’s relative should be next King of England according to House of the Dragon | Books | Entertainment

King Charles III succeeded his mother Queen Elizabeth II as British monarch last week, after an unprecedented 70 years on the throne. Yet if the UK had succession laws that skipped females like the Iron Throne More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 13th, 2022
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The words we could use in times of grief revealed in a new book | Books | Entertainment

Something we may all be feeling right now is overmused – a wonderful word from the 17th century for a feeling of weariness or exhaustion caused by thinking or mulling over things a little too much. Huckmuck More...

By admin On Monday, September 12th, 2022
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House of the Dragon just confirmed a long-running fan theory about Daemon | Books | Entertainment

Over the years, George RR Martin has expanded on the Game of Thrones mythos with various books and passages about the history of House Targaryen. But there was one glaring omission in Rhaenyra’s history More...