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THE DAILY UPDATE BOOK CLUB: DADDY’S GIRLS BY TASMINA PERRY – REVIEW

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We've previously talked about our love of Jackie Collins novels and this week we bring you our second literary love; Tasmina Perry. Tasmina's books are not terribly different to Jackie's but, if we're completely honest, Perry is the better writer! Tasmina gave up a career in law for the more glamorous world of women’s magazine journalism. She has written on celebrity and style for UK … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE BOOK CLUB: I’LL TAKE MANHATTAN BY JUDITH KRANTZ

I'll Take Manhattan Krantz

It's January, and you can't beat bit of easy-reading chick lit to while the dark evenings away. On a recent press trip I got talking to another journalist about the joys of chick lit and said journalist advised me that if I love Jackie Collins then I am bound to love Judith Krantz. So, armed with this advice, I popped online and ordered the wonderfully titled I'll Take Manhattan. Without … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE BOOK CLUB: CELEBRATING WHAT TRULY MATTERS: POWERS IRISH WHISKEY SHORT STORY COLLECTION

Powers Cover

Powers Irish Whiskey is celebrating what truly matters with the launch of its second anthology of short stories of the same name in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation. Celebrating What Truly Matters Powers Irish Whiskey Short Story Collection is a compilation of over 50 short stories, penned by writers from across the country on an array of subjects, from love lost and won, ties that bond, … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE BOOK CLUB: WILD IRISH WOMEN – EXTRAORDINARY LIVES FROM HISTORY

Wild Irish Women

By Marian Broderick Published by: O'Brien Press From patriots to pirates, warriors to writers, and mistresses to male impersonators, this book looks at the unorthodox lives of inspiring Irish women. In times when women were expected to marry and have children, they travelled the world and sought out adventures; in times when women were expected to be seen and not heard, they spoke out in … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: THE IRISH AT HOME BY JANE MCDONNELL & SARAH MCDONNELL

The Irish At Home Cover

A new hardback, glossy Irish interiors book was launched last week at a special event in Dublin’s Merrion hotel. The Irish At Home is co-authored by Jane McDonnell and Sarah McDonnell, with photography by Luke White and features 35 beautiful Irish homes. The interiors reflect the diversity and style of their inhabitants, architects and interior designers and provide inspiration for future … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: ANTONIO LOPEZ FASHION, ART, SEX AND DISCO

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With a foreword by Vogue magazine’s Andre Leon Tally, and an epilogue by designer Anna Sui, Rizzoli present sthe first complete monograph on the work of influential fashion artist and illustrator Antonio Lopez. Best known for dazzling illustrations and photographs that appeared in Vogue, the New York Times, Women’s Wear Daily, and Interview among many others and for high fashion labels, … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: SWEET REVENGE – THE INTIMATE LIFE OF SIMON COWELL BY TOM BOWER

SWEET REVENGE - THE INTIMATE LIFE OF SIMON COWELL

I had very high expectations for this ‘unofficial biography’ from the very beginning. After all, the book had caused such controversy in revealing that Danni Minogue affair with the main man himself and delved into the life and rumours of a self-made entrepreneur, who accumulated his millions from throwing scathing, cut-throat remarks at vulnerable members of the public. It’s not at all … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: THE KATE MOSS BOOK

Kate Moss Book

A retrospective of the career of one of the world’s top models, Kate Moss is coming soon to a book store near you. Aptly titled Kate: The Kate Moss Book, the tome has been put together by Jefferson Hack and Jess Hallett and will be published by Rizzoli. It’s described as a “highly personal and complete retrospective of Kate Moss’s career, illustrating her evolution from girl to … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: SOPHIE KINSELLA, TWENTIES GIRL

Twenties Girl

Okay, so I realise I’ve rabbited on about how much I adore Sophie Kinsella in the not so distant past but I really MUST direct your attention towards this chick-lit gem! Twenties Girl tells the story of Lara, a perfectly normal twenty-something girl who is finding life difficult at the moment; her new business is struggling to keep its head above water and she’s just been dumped by the love … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: THE ROLLING STONES: 50

Rolling Stones 50 book

On Thursday July 12th, 1962 the Rolling Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street. In the intervening fifty years the Stones have performed live in front of more people than any band, ever! They’ve played the smallest blues clubs and some of the biggest stadium tours of all time. They’ve had No.1 singles and albums in every country that has a popular music chart and … [Read more...]