The Chelsea bubble bursts For Binky

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The Chelsea bubble bursts For Binky

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

It was enough to make any of the Made In Chelsea set cry into their champagne, when E4 reality series favourite Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead realised her caddish beau Alex Mytton had been unfaithful - but claimed he couldn't actually remember anything about the illicit encounter because he was so drunk.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 24th May 2014

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

The best of Britton

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The best of Britton

6:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

At the age of 56, Fern Britton is looking fab, fit and famously un-flabby.

"Grief can be a great force for energy"

Bromsgrove Advertiser: "Grief can be a great force for energy"

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Pottery queen Emma Bridgewater's creations may be bright and breezy, but there's a lot of heartache behind her success. She tells Hannah Stephenson about her mother's tragic accident and how stress took its toll on her health.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

'Cancer is a constant worry'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'Cancer is a constant worry'

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

She's never lost for words on the Loose Women panel, but at first, Coleen Nolan "bottled up" her heartache over her late sister Bernie's cancer. Hannah Stephenson finds out when the grief hit hardest.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Apostrophe queen Truss turns to Horror

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A decade on from the runaway success of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the fuss has died down and Lynne Truss has regained control of her life. As her new horror novel's published, Hannah Stephenson discovers why she's happier being out of the spotlight.

It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

Bromsgrove Advertiser: It can be a woman's world, says Trollope

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Bestselling novelist Joanna Trollope believes women can have the career and the children - and shouldn't feel guilty about it. The vital thing, as she tells Hannah Stephenson, is that we support each other's choices, whatever they are.

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Bookcase

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7:00am Saturday 8th March 2014

BBC Breakfast's Dr Rosemary Leonard has seen a lot of changes during her time as a GP, including a rise in people asking for counselling. She reflects, and tells Hannah Stephenson about her own dramas, including being stalked and the terrifying time an intruder barged into her home.

Sachs' Manuel for life

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Sachs' Manuel for life

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

Until a few years ago, Andrew Sachs was simply Manuel to many, the charmingly hapless Spanish waiter from Seventies sitcom Fawlty Towers. These days, he's the man at the centre of voicemail scandal 'Sachsgate' but, he tells Keeley Bolger, life is good and he's looking to the future.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 1st March 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Memories of my mother

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Memories of my mother

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Award-winning broadcaster Sally Magnusson's mother was a bright, curious woman, until dementia took hold. Sally reveals Mamie Baird's story, and highlights the impact the illness has on millions of families, in her moving new book.

'Chick-lit? I prefer feel-good'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'Chick-lit? I prefer feel-good'

6:00am Saturday 15th February 2014

Swapping hospital work for a writing career was a money-making tactic for bestselling romance writer Jill Mansell. As her 25th book is released, Hannah Stephenson discovers the author's love of Twitter, her dislike of sex scenes and why happy endings are so important.

Bookcase

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11:00am Friday 14th February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Patterson shows his softer side

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Patterson shows his softer side

7:00am Saturday 8th February 2014

James Patterson turns his hand to a love story, inspired by his own tale of love and loss. Hannah Stephenson gets chatting to the multimillionaire thriller writer.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Svelte Sawalha's food for thought

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Svelte Sawalha's food for thought

6:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

With her Greedy Girl follow-up now sitting comfortably on the shelves, Nadia Sawalha has a lot to smile about. The actress and presenter talks to Keeley Bolger about approaching 50, why she's determined to spend more time with her children and other weighty issues

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

From the heart

Bromsgrove Advertiser: From the heart

6:00am Saturday 25th January 2014

After suffering three heart attacks in her mid-thirties, healthy eating is now a vital way of life for Sally Bee. It's also pumped life into a new career and, as Hannah Stephenson discovers, she hopes there's more to come.

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Christos Tsiolkas had been writing for years before his fourth novel, The Slap, propelled him to worldwide acclaim. The Greek-Australian author tells Hannah Stephenson about the pressure to pen another hit and how his personal experiences have influenced his new book, Barracuda.

Life after the slap

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Life after the slap

6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Christos Tsiolkas had been writing for years before his fourth novel, The Slap, propelled him to worldwide acclaim. The Greek-Australian author tells Hannah Stephenson about the pressure to pen another hit and how his personal experiences have influenced his new book, Barracuda.

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

A fat lot of diet books for 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser: A fat lot of diet books for 2014

6:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

More from the 5:2 camp, a 'caveman' regime and a sugar detox are just some of the diets we'll be following in the New Year, Hannah Stephenson predicts.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Beneath the covers in 2014

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Beneath the covers in 2014

6:00am Saturday 4th January 2014

As the final chapter closes on 2013, Hannah Stephenson reveals the books predicted to be next year's best reads.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

Surviving the Christmas manners minefield

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Surviving the Christmas manners minefield

6:00am Saturday 28th December 2013

From unwanted gifts to spats over the sprouts, Christmas can be fraught with social pickles. Etiquette expert Philip Howard gives Hannah Stephenson a crash course in minding your festive manners.

Bookcase

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6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

'The secret to a happy marriage? separate bathrooms'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'The secret to a happy marriage? separate bathrooms'

6:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Being 80 means ditching the heels, putting your feet up and knitting for the grandchildren - try telling that to Joan Collins! As her new book, Passion For Life, is published, the actress tells Sophie Herdman why she loves being busy, hates advice-dishers and will never stop being an optimist.

Legal eagle strikes again

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Legal eagle strikes again

6:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

His day job might be all courtrooms, drama and deadlines, but catch Scott Turow at one of his gigs and you'll find him thrashing around on stage in a wig - while Stephen King plays guitar. The bestselling author tells Hannah Stephenson about his double life, old pal Obama and the real-life inspiration behind his latest book.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

This week Amy Tan's new novel, The Valley of Amazement, is our book of the week. There are also reviews of Patricia Cornwell's latest Kay Scarpetta novel Dust, Nick Groom's The Seasons and Mackenzie Crook's new children's book.

Strictly keeps me smiling

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Strictly keeps me smiling

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

Former Emmerdale star Lisa Riley has taken her share of flak over the years but dancing's transformed her life - and helped her cope with the death of her mother. She tells Hannah Stephenson why she won't let the shadow of cancer hold her back.

Read all about it this Christmas

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Read all about it this Christmas

6:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

Whether you're buying for your dad, sister or that friend who seems to have everything, books make the perfect present - but which titles are set to be big sellers this Christmas? Chris White, fiction buyer at Waterstones, shares his predictions with Sophie Herdman.

Driven by a life on the road

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Driven by a life on the road

10:46am Friday 29th November 2013

Life is a journey - especially if you're a motor obsessive like Richard Hammond. As his new memoir is published, Hannah Stephenson discovers the presenter's lifelong passion for cars and motorbikes Richard Hammond is like a child in a sweet shop as he relishes the arrival of his brand new white Porsche 911 GT3.

Publishing festival set to light up new Library of Birmingham

5:13pm Thursday 28th November 2013

WRITERS, book lovers, magazine fans and digital gurus will descend on the Library of Birmingham next week.

Oh what fun he had...

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Oh what fun he had...

6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

A quarter of a century after they split, Madness prevails and the band are as popular as ever. Frontman Suggs tells Hannah Stephenson about his journey from council estate urchin to royal favourite, with a lot of wild times in between A few minutes in the company of Graham 'Suggs' McPherson and you feel like you've known him forever. He's the bloke down the pub who'll have a pint with you and share a few good stories.

Driven by a life on the road

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Driven by a life on the road

6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

Life is a journey - especially if you're a motor obsessive like Richard Hammond. As his new memoir is published, Hannah Stephenson discovers the presenter's lifelong passion for cars and motorbikes Richard Hammond is like a child in a sweet shop as he relishes the arrival of his brand new white Porsche 911 GT3.

Oh what fun he had...

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Oh what fun he had...

6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

A quarter of a century after they split, Madness prevails and the band are as popular as ever. Frontman Suggs tells Hannah Stephenson about his journey from council estate urchin to royal favourite, with a lot of wild times in between

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 16th November 2013

This week is packed with well-known names, from Ian Rankin and Sebastian Faulks to Cecelia Ahern and David Walliams.

'I'm a lot softer than I let people think'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'I'm a lot softer than I let people think'

6:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

Once branded a marriage wrecker, Amanda Holden has emerged as the sympathetic, fun-loving judge on Britain's Got Talent. She tells Hannah Stephenson how she's finally managed to put years of heartache and trauma behind her.

Bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: Bookcase

6:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

The bookcase

Bromsgrove Advertiser: The bookcase

6:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

A look at the latest releases, plus what's new in paperback.

'I didn't set out to be famous'

Bromsgrove Advertiser: 'I didn't set out to be famous'

6:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013

As veteran actor Sir David Jason's autobiography is published, he chats to Hannah Stephenson about reprising his role in Open All Hours, red carpet reluctance and revelling in late fatherhood.






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