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‘FEEL-GOOD’ BOOKS TO BE PRESCRIBED BY GPs IN THE UK TO TREAT MILD TO MODERATE DEPRESSION

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Following research by Mindlab International recently, which revealed that out of a range of activities, reading reduced stress the most, by 67 per cent, a list of books will soon be recommended by GPs in the hope that their therapeutic qualities will help those with mental illness The 27-strong list of ‘mood boosting’ books, which experts hope will help those with depression, anxiety and … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – THE BOOK

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If the funds won't quite stretch to a pair of Louboutins this Christmas, how about buying the book and dreaming about the beautiful shoes within its pages. A work of art, this coffee table tome is an elegant monograph revealing the artistry and theatricality of the world of Louboutin. Beneath the five-piece fold out cover of pink faux-leather is a magical interior of pop-up and gilded pages … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]

LOUIS VUITTON’S WORLD TOUR

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Louis Vuitton’s World Tour, a travel book by Francisca Mettéoli, has just landed in stores! The book will highlights a collection of vintage hotel labels collected by Louis Vuitton’s grandson, Gaston-Louis Vuitton and tells the story of around-the-world travel, emphasizing Louis Vuitton’s 21 stop-overs. Packaged in a limited edition boxed set, the release also includes a map of the … [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...]