Harry Potter original book cover art set to auction for record-breaking sum | Books | Entertainment

Back in the mid-1990s JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was rejected by no less than 12 publishers before being accepted by Bloomsbury. The book, which became the fourth best-selling novel of all time, had its original cover art painted by 23-year-old Thomas Taylor, who was fresh out of art school. And now his original watercolour More...

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Author Paul Auster dies aged 77 just two years after devastating family losses | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Iconic author Paul Auster, famed for his work on the New York Trilogy, has passed away at 77 due to complications from lung cancer. The literary world is mourning the loss of Auster, who died on Tuesday, as More...

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Harry Potter 2025 release announced that will thrill fans waiting for TV remake | Books | Entertainment

Harry Potter fans will no doubt be familiar with the audiobooks read by Stephen Fry in the UK and Jim Dale in the US. Now all seven novels are to be retold with an ensemble cast, Dolby Atmos sound, an original More...

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Inside incredible case of D-Day hero whose death sentence was overturned | History | News

Black American GIs and a British vicar join voices at a hymn service for US soldiers in England,1942 (Image: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On a bright moonlit night nearly 80 years More...

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Funny Story review – Emily Henry turns the friends to lovers trope on its head | Books | Entertainment

Emily Henry quickly became an instant-buy author for me when I read You and Me on Vacation. I don’t have to even read what’s on the blurb to know it’s going to be a good one; she puts out hit More...