AS forensic favourite Kay Scarpetta returns for a 24th instalment, bestselling thriller writer Patricia Cornwell talks to Hannah Stephenson about plastic surgery, how the dramas in her own life have given her a thicker skin, and why she was happy to ignore her 60th birthday.
THIS year's CS Lewis Festival gets under way on November 18, bringing talks, tours, film, theatre, music, workshops, craft fairs, exhibitions and more to venues across east Belfast in celebration of the life and works of the Chronicles of Narnia author.
AUTHOR Neil Hegarty is already well known and respected for his factual works, notably his biography of Sir David Frost and the best-selling Story of Ireland: A History of The Irish People, a companion piece to the BBC TV series.
BOOK OF THE WEEK Five Go Parenting (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) by Bruno Vincent, published in hardback by Quercus SO WE'VE had numerous Ladybirds for Grown-ups, Haynes Explains Mini Manuals on subjects such as Marriage and Pensioners, and now the Enid Blyton estate has given its blessing for a series of parodies of the author's best-loved children's books: The Famous Five.
The Flight Of the Phoenix GENERALLY considered a flop when it first took to the air in 1965, The Flight Of The Phoenix has slowly risen from the ashes of failure to claim its place at the top table of 'proper' disaster movies.
THE life and times of Armagh's "forgotten hero", writer John O'Connor, are being convincingly rediscovered this weekend with new writing school in his name, an exhibition and the long-awaited re-publication of his one-and-only novel, Come Day-Go Day.