Celia gouged, slashed and razored my scalp to cries of ‘Oops!’, ‘Oh dear’ and ‘Sorry!’

MONDAY, MAY 11 ‘Shall I cut your hair?’ asked Celia, eyeing my increasingly overgrown lockdown locks. ‘Have you ever done it before?’ I replied nervously. Piers Morgan put his faith in wife Celia Walden by reluctantly agreeing to let her cut his hair as they self-quarantine at their London home ‘No, but I’ve watched a … Read more

My father’s swear words were ‘Laura’ and ‘Ashley’: SHELLEY KLEIN shares her childhood home

MEMOIR   The See -Through House By Shelley Klein (Chatto £16.99, 288pp)    From the outside it might not look like much: one of those weird, modern, flat-roofed, single-storey, ‘architect-designed’ houses with plate-glass windows. But for Shelley Klein and her father Bernat Klein, High Sunderland in the Scottish Borders meant everything. In this remarkable, moving tribute to … Read more

FANTASY AND SCI-FI | Daily Mail Online

FANTASY AND SCI-FI By Jamie Buxton For The Daily Mail Published: 22:05 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 20:36 BST, 22 May 2020 The Book of Koli By M.R. Carey (Orbit £17.49 hardback; £6.99 paperback) The Book of Koli By M.R. Carey (Orbit £17.49 hardback; £6.99 paperback) It’s grim up north in Koli’s post-apocalyptic world. … Read more

RETRO READS   | Daily Mail Online

RETRO READS By Val Hennessy for the Daily Mail Published: 22:06 BST, 21 May 2020 | Updated: 22:06 BST, 21 May 2020 CIRCLE OF FRIENDS by Maeve Binchy (Arrow £8.99, 736 pp) CIRCLE OF FRIENDS By Maeve Binchy (Arrow £8.99, 736 pp) If any author can help you survive lockdown, it’s Binchy. Reading her whopping … Read more