As literary monsterings go, accusing Alan Bennett of being good at fixing washing machines is at the milder end of the scale. But for the celebrated playwright, the allegation of mechanical competence has proved too hard to stomach.
The author beat novels from Kate Atkinson and David Walliams
It ended not with a kiss but a throttle
Well, this was brilliant. Raised by Wolves was a half-hour sitcom pilot written by Caitlin Moran and her sister Caroline Moran. It was set in the modern day, but based on their own childhood growing up as two of eight, home-schooled, in a three-bed council house in Wolverhampton.
Fifa boss Sepp Blatter is never far away from controversy and he has hit the headlines once again after going to court in his native Switzerland to ban the publication of a book of cartoons.
Charles Saatchi sent one of Nigella Lawson’s personal assistants out four times a week to buy copies of his own book to send it up the bestsellers list, a court was told on Friday.
An insight into the mind of a master of the universe was time well spent
Writer and philosopher whose work, beginning with ‘The Outsider’, searched for the meaning of man’s existence
The work has become the most expensive printed book in the world
From North Korea to Lucille Ball, this collection has both charm and smugness
Undercover investigation finds he is still smuggling endangered animals despite his licences being revoked
Surprise, surprise. Boris Johnson has gone and caused a signature ruckus: this time saying we should celebrate, not condemn, the UK’s batch of gazillionaires. And he doesn’t stop there – saying the papers should abandon their annual rich lists and replace them with a catalogue of the country’s top 100 “Tax Heroes”, with automatic knighthoods handed out to the top 10 earners-come-tax contributors.
Witty, warm reflections on life, love and art of fiction
MacKenzie Bezos wasn't happy with the book's portrayal of her spouse
Online retailer Amazon has pulled abuse themed e-books from their Kindle stores, after a report highlighted publications for sale with titles suggesting rape, bestiality and incest.
Helen Fielding seemed unfazed by the drama as she signed copies of her book