January 28 2009
By Brian Lynch Edmund de Waal's The Hare With Amber Eyes was an outlandishly unlikely bestseller in 2010. How could a book about a collection of Japanese buttons sell more than a million copies?
A poem written by Ted Hughes about the death of his first wife, Sylvia Plath, was inspired by an “enigmatic parting love letter” she wrote to him just days before she died, according to a new biography.
Jackie Collins makes her entrance to the swanky hotel suite where we've arranged to meet, dressed in a trademark tailored jacket, black trousers and plenty of bling, her dark auburn hair blow-dried to within an inch of its life.
By Joanne Sweeney A new book from Seamus Heaney is to be published next spring - more than two years after his death.