How To Write Your Memoirs And Get Them Published

Douglas McPherson | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

They say everyone has a book in them, and what could you be more qualified to write about than your own life? Writing one's memoirs is a popular 'one ...

Elizabeth Anionwu's Memoir: Mixed Blessings From A Cambridge Union Exceeds All Superlatives

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK
Claudia Tomlinson

Elizabeth Anionwu is a diminutive woman of colossal talent in everything she has turned her hand to, and to top off a high achieving career, her memoir has now outed her as a wonderful author.

Why Did I Start Blogging?

Colin Taylor | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Colin Taylor

In 2011 I was dispatched from Exeter to my new beat on the staggeringly beautiful Isles of Scilly, where several decades previously a journalist coined the phrase "The Land that Crime Forgot". The wretched strap line got cut and paste into every brochure, features piece and blog about the islands.

Hopelessly Hollywood Book Review

Douglas McPherson | Posted 22.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

It's clear that Mike's problems were within himself. Hollywood was the backdrop to his downward spiral, not necessarily its cause. Mike's story nevertheless symbolises the fate of many Hollywood dreams.

Romania: Memories of a Successful Revolution

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

I was just getting into journalism as the countries of Central Europe started to throw off the Soviet yoke, but I knew little about Romania and had hated it when I visited in 1986. I had just got my foot in the door at Scotland on Sunday, an Edinburgh-based Sunday paper, and I was asked to cover the Romanian revolution, propelling me from the obscure foreign news section to the front page.

Are You a Woman? Are You Writing a Memoir? Great, Read This!

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

The popularity of women's memoirs is booming. Women from all walks of life are finding that memoirs are a way of communicating, shedding light on experiences that would go unnoticed, hidden in a world dominated by men and male preferences.

Viv Albertine: A State of Compulsion

Sara Bran | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Bran

"As a woman born in the 1950s, and growing up through the 60s and 70s, the first obstacle I had to overcome, was believing I could be creative.  Still now, I dare not use the word 'artist' about myself.  

Embracing Unexpected Moments of Happiness in Grief

Benjamin Brooks-Dutton | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Brooks-Dutton

Soon after my wife was killed in November 2012 I decided to start a blog. Through it I would create a record of raw and live grief as it happened, as well as documenting my attempts at somehow rebuilding my life after the shock of becoming a widower at just 33.

If Morrissey's Memoir Is a Classic Then This Blog Post Is 'Moby Dick'

Alexander Rankine | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Rankine

His book is not going to be a classic (see above). Either Morrissey knows that - in which case the 'classic' label is a genuinely hilarious joke - or, horribile dictu, he believes it, in which case the book is likely to have all the humour and finesse of a statue produced by the Kim Jong-Il metallurgy factory for the glorification of the great leader.

Mehdi Hasan

'Ed Miliband Could Be A Great Prime Minister'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

McPoison. McPrickface. Mad Dog. Gordon Brown's former press adviser, Damian McBride, has been called a lot of things over the years and, especiall...

Mehdi Hasan

'What On Earth Are You Doing On TV?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics

Damian McBride, the media adviser to Gordon Brown whose new memoir reveals how he briefed against Labour ministers, has launched an outspoken attack o...

Review of 'Kitchen Memories' by Lucy Boyd

V.C. Linde | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
V.C. Linde

As you would expect with 'memories' written right into the title this is part cookbook and part memoir. Lucy Boyd was brought up around food as the daughter of Rose Gray, lived in Italy and works in the gardens at the amazing Petersham Nurseries, quite a stunning résumé!

He Asked Me If I'd Read 'Lolita'...And Then He Kissed Me

Claire Meadows | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

When I was 15 years old, I was groomed, and eventually sexually abused by one of my secondary school teachers, over a three month period. Now, for the first time, and inspired by the bravery of Savile's victims, I feel ready to tell my story, which will be shared here over the next few weeks.

The Enduring Perfection of Nadia Comaneci

Sara Bran | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sara Bran

One of my most abiding Olympic memories is of the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci at the 1976 Montreal Games. As I recall, there was a heatwave that summer, one that scorched its way across the US like a smoldering fuse-wire, raging through cities and forests, melting tarmac, setting prairies alight and drying my lips to paper.

Is Cancer Comedy the New Misery Memoir?

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

The classic Five Stages of Loss, also known as the Five Stages of Dying, are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Boredom, and Acceptance. Wait, that's six. Where does Boredom come into the picture? Answer: after about thirty minutes, if the picture in question is 50/50, the new 'Cancer Comedy.'

Mitch Winehouse To Publish Book About Amy

Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch is to publish a memoir about his late daughter after signing a book deal which will benefit the char...

The Definitive Summer Reading List for MPs

Nik Darlington | Posted 21.09.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

The comprehensive guide to what MPs (and political enthusiasts) should be taking on holiday with them this summer.