Books

These Weird & Wonderful Books Are All Out In November, So That's Gifting Sorted

By Alice Broster

5 Books Inspired By Real Events That Prove Fact Makes Incredible Fiction

It takes an unusually dexterous author to write a successful novel based on true events. The writer must juggle history with invention, without allowing one to compromise the other; the novel shouldn't read like a textbook, but shouldn't too grossly…
By Emily Dixon

These Classic Christmas Books Will Make You Want To Put The Tree Up Today

Six weeks, friends. Six weeks to finish your Christmas shopping. Six weeks until you can't tell whether the third helping of Christmas pudding or the fourth glass of Baileys is responsible for your current state of nausea. The season is very nearly…
By Emily Dixon

The Creepy AF Books Behind ITV's 'Dark Heart' Will Answer All Your Burning Questions

ITV has really gone and done it again, with latest detective drama series Dark Heart. It's an absolute feast for the senses. With lots of beautiful shots, tense music, and some world class home-grown talent, it's everything you need on a chilly,…
By Aoife Hanna

Here's Why You'll Be Taken On An Emotional Rollercoaster In 'Outlander' Season 4

After almost a year long wait Outlander is back and I am so ready for the adventure, intrigue, and drama. Season 4 started on Nov. 4 in the United States and you can watch it here, in the UK on Amazon Prime. Episode one launched on Nov. 5 and there…
By Alice Broster

This Creepy Podcast About The Abduction Of A *Whole* Town Will Leave You Cold

Ever find yourself tuning out when you're trying to listen to someone talk? That won't happen when you switch on Limetown. The spooky podcast is just as mysterious as Welcome To The Nightvale and as gripping as Serial. It's closer to Serial though,…
By Emma Madden

These Are The Major Characters Returning For 'A Discovery Of Witches' Season 2

The first series of Sky One's A Discovery of Witches ended on something of a tense note, as Diana and Matthew attempted to flee their pursuers into the past. Thankfully, fans should eventually see their hundreds of questions answered: after the show…
By Emily Dixon

Benedict Cumberbatch & Friends Will Legit Lull You To Sleep In These Audiobook Gems

Reading before bed is one of life's great luxuries. However, if you are a busy working gal like myself, sometimes by the time you get into bed your eyes hurt — and the idea of having your eyes open is tantamount to torture. I am NOT being dramatic.…
By Aoife Hanna

This Simple Daily Activity Can Help You Feel Less Lonely & You May Already Do It

The UK is a lonely society — and the isolation epidemic is growing, according to a new report by think tank Demos and charity The Reading Agency. By 2030, the report predicts, seven million people over 60 will be suffering from loneliness, while…
By Emily Dixon

These Women Just Won A Major Award For Their Feminist Poetry & You Can See Why

A galvanising day for female poets: the first three winners of the inaugural Women Poets' Prize have been announced, and their work is sure to motivate writers who've lost touch with their pen. The prize was awarded to Nina Mingya Powles, Claire…
By Emily Dixon

These Current Affairs Podcasts Will Make You Feel Like You Have It Totally Sussed

Podcasting has become absolutely huge in the last couple of years, overtaking other platforms to become the way to get your voice heard. There are an incredibly vast array of different podcasts available; think of any topic, no matter how niche, and…
By Rebecca Fearn

Your Cosy Nights In Are About To Get WAY Hotter Thanks To 'Outlander's Return

God I am bonkers for a period drama I have to admit. Like, crazy for them. So imagine a period drama that includes time travel so it becomes an even more periody period drama... OK where do I sign up, you got me hooked. Outlander is all that and…
By Aoife Hanna

You Won't *Believe* Where Diana & Matthew End Up In 'A Discovery Of Witches'

Sky One has really been serving the spooky entertainment we crave on the run up to Halloween. A Discovery Of Witches has all the ingredients of a phenomenal spooky tale; a bad ass witch, brooding vampire, and so much mystery and suspense it is…
By Alice Broster

These Weird & Wonderful Books Are All Out Next Month, So That's Gifting Sorted

It is official: the clocks have gone back, the weather has taken a turn for the colder, and it is dark by 7 p.m. I think I can safely assume that we are not going to be having any more heat waves and we are on a one way trajectory to cosy, candle…
By Alice Broster

The Ending To 'The Little Drummer Girl' Sounds Unbearably Tense

Are you hungrily awaiting tonight's premiere of the BBC's The Little Drummer Girl, a follow-up of sorts to 2016's The Night Manager? Are you already impatient to discover how the plot pans out, or curious as to whether the miniseries will deviate…
By Emily Dixon

A BBC Drama Has The First EVER Night-Time Scenes Filmed At This Major Greek Landmark

Sunday evenings and a good old television drama pretty much go hand in hand, and with the arrival of BBC's The Little Drummer Girl, it seems viewers have yet another brilliant drama series to enjoy each weekend. The series tells the story of a young…
By Sam Ramsden

The Little Drummer Girl' Will Leave You Begging For Answers For This Key Reason

The BBC is killing it when it comes to thrilling TV programmes. We've had Bodyguard, The Cry, and now another is set to take over your Sunday night screen. The Little Drummer Girl is a tale of espionage set in the 1970s and is based on John le…
By Lauren Sharkey

'A Discovery Of Witches' Is Like 'Twilight' After A Few Wines, So I Want That Trilogy

Witches, vampires, romance — A Discovery of Witches is basically Twilight after a few glasses of wine. If you missed it, you missed out on some magical TV, filled with sex, jump scares, and a very strong female lineup. Those who did catch wind of…
By Emma Madden

These Brilliant John Lé Carre Adaptations Have Thrills, Kills, & Secrecy Galore

On Oct. 28 BBC One will be launching its new primetime spy thriller. An adaptation of John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl will air at 9 p.m. and I can hardly wait. The Radio Times reported that production first started in Feb 2018 and filming…
By Alice Broster

Kate Moss' MUA Val Garland Told Us Her Beauty Must-Haves & They're SO Affordable

Val Garland is undeniably one of the most revered makeup artists of our generation, and someone who has shaped the beauty industry more than most. Having painted some of the world's most famous faces (from Lady Gaga on an early album cover, to Helen…
By Rebecca Fearn

5 Books Like 'The Haunting Of Hill House' That Will Send SHIVERS Down Your Spine

I challenge you to find a friend, relative, or distant colleague who hasn't powered through the entirety of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House. If, like me (and literally every other human you have ever met and will ever come to meet), you…
By Emily Dixon