Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

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Tongsai Bay resort

Thailand: dream dinners from Bangkok markets to Koh Samui beach shacks

Katy Guest is tantalised by the flavours on offer and even has a go at recreating them herself

A happy ending for celebrity memoirs

Who could have guessed in 1997 that Harry Potter would make millions for Bloomsbury?
Author David Nicholls (Hal Shinnie/ press image from Emma Knight)

Nine books for a desert island, distant planet, or home

Beware: David Nicholls' Us could have you both laughing and crying out loud

Stockings

Books of the year 2014: The best stocking fillers

Warning: contains Peanuts

Online shopping is no alternative to a trip to the shops

One order went to Cardiff instead of London, another sent teabags instead of a goose
Terry Pratchett

Christmas 2014: Best memoirs and biographies

Pratchett’s A Slip of the Keyboard sees him on top form discussing sci-fi, fantasy, assisted dying, NHS funding, orang-utans, and Alzheimer’s

The police may mean well, but they're wrong to tell women to 'try and avoid walking alone at night'

If we don't want to be sexually assaulted outside, then it's on us to stay indoors
Context is all when it comes to delivering a genuine compliment

The rules to giving compliments? It's a real minefield

There's a difference between 'Nice trousers, I love that colour', and 'Nice trousers, they really show how firm your thighs are...'
Emily Thornberry

Left-leaning patriots unite! Let's get straight about Ukip

Ed Miliband should turn his back on Ukip voters and pitch Labour as the true party of decent working-class people

Cry at penguins in ads? Well done: you're highly evolved

I only have to recall an emotional situation and I'm watering the plants
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HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower