Katy Guest

Katy Guest is the literary editor of the Independent on Sunday

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Miranda gets her man, and gets my goat

Will she marry Gary, who has 'more wobble than one of her pilates classes'? You bet she will
Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade will be published this year

From Kazuo Ishiguro and Patrick Hall to Pat Butcher: The books of 2015

The publishing highlights of the year ahead, including Kazuo Ishiguro (above)

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?
Stockings

Books of the year 2014: The best stocking fillers

Warning: contains Peanuts

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

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...'
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Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before