YOU might imagine meals in Jamie Oliver's household to be blissful, well-mannered scenes of his picture-perfect family digging into his cookbook classics, so it's nice to know the TV chef and child health campaigner experiences the same problems as most parents when it comes to kids and food.
RICK Stein's new cookbook and accompanying BBC series are both a love letter to France – that beloved bastion of cheese, bread and wine – and a credit to his 30-year long collaborator and director, David Pritchard.
DUBLINER Sue Collins and her fellow DirtBird Sinead Culbert have been making women across the world laugh for the past three years, since their Facebook sketches about the life of ordinary Irish women became a hit.
AN AWARD-winning crime novelist is evicted from his home and forced to give up writing and become an Uber driver to pay the bills, before surprise phone calls from a top American writer and film producer convince him to give it one more try, leading to him being offered a seven figure novel and movie deal.
1. When did you think about a career in writing and what were your first steps into it? I’ve always loved writing but I thought about it as an actual career when the town planning charity I was working for got closed by the Conservative Government.
"I'VE got Parkinson's disease," Sir Billy Connolly writes in his new book, Tall Tales And Wee Stories, "and I wish he'd f***ing kept it to himself!" When I meet him in a hotel suite in London's plush Mayfair for this interview, Connolly is having one of his better days.
ONE hundred years ago, on October 15 1919, a British government committee under the chairmanship of Walter Long met for the first time to draft the fourth home rule bill, which became known as the Government of Ireland Act 1920 in its final form.