'Most embarrassing Fox News interview ever' sends Reza Aslan's biography of Jesus to number 1 in the Amazon book charts

A respected academic, who just happens to be Muslim, was challenged by a Fox News anchor as to why he was qualified to write about Christ

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This shape-shifting master from the faultlines of Europe found meaning in the chaos of war

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Book review: Hunters in the Snow, By Daisy Hildyard

Skilful probe into our links with the past

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On me pad! Harry Redknapp shows off his penmanship

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The QPR manager once confessed he 'couldn’t even fill a team sheet in'

Jeffrey Archer gave a fascinating interview to Bloomberg

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Mike Figgis: 'I'm taking a deep breath before committing to the Dostoevsky biography'

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Paperback review: Edith Wharton, By Hermione Lee

Stick to the facts, not fairy stories

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At the tender age of 35 Katie Price is to release her fifth autobiography

Katie Price has revealed she is planning to release her fifth autobiography later this year - at the age of just 35.

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Esther Williams, former swimmer and film star, dies aged 91 in Los Angeles

Esther Williams, a former champion swimmer and subsequent film star, has died at the age of 91 in Los Angeles.

Photography book review: The Black Kingdom, By Brian Griffin

Recognised as one of the UK's most important photographers of the past 40 years, Brian Griffin was born in 1948 and grew up near Birmingham among the factories of the Black Country.

Review: Flappers - Six Women of a Dangeous Generation, By Judith Mackrell

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Wayne Rooney drives out of Manchester United’s training ground

Wayne Rooney ready to make U-turn over Manchester United exit following appointment of David Moyes

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