In search of something out of the ordinary to read? Then you need to know the best places to look. We’ve asked a bunch of independent and smaller publishers to tell us about a couple of their titles this year. Why single them out instead of asking the industry giants? In part it’s because, at a time when corporate publishing seems so risk averse, as Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books puts it, “It is the independents who are doing most of the heavy lifting in finding the new writers and voices that resonate and engage the reader.” The Dublin-based Stinging Fly Press was the first to bring us books by Kevin Barry, Mary Costello and Colin Barrett, for example, and Galley Beggar Press, a British independent, was behind two recent winners of the Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novels, last year’s We That Are Young, by Preti Taneja, and, in 2014, Eimear McBride’s A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing. The Lilliput Press, the well-known Irish publisher, sees the role … [Read more...] about 50 books to keep you reading all year long
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Acting might seem like a pretty glamorous profession, but it’s not always that way. In fact, sometimes you might find yourself in one of the most successful shows on TV, but not actually allowed to wash your hair.This is what happened to Sophie Turner – otherwise known as Sansa Stark from Game Of Thrones. Naturally blonde, Turner used to dye her hair red for the show. For the first few seasons, she was allowed to keep her hair silky and clean because her character was aristocratic. But then, she’s told InStyle: “Towards season 5 they started asking me to not wash my hair and it was really disgusting.”Luckily, now she wears a wig so she can wash it whenever she wants. However, Turner says: “For a couple of years I was living with pretty greasy hair,” which the 22-year-old describes as: “Really itchy! Also, we would have the snow machines going so we would have little snow paper particles that would get stuck in the grease. It was … [Read more...] about What actually happens to your hair if you don’t wash it?
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The guide was an almost evangelistic call to action, physical action. But the authors also reasonably pointed out that there’s a “randomness to disease and death, just as there is a randomness to life. There’s genetics, which matters much less than people think, but still matters some. And then, there’s rotten luck.”When asked now, about Harry’s death, so young, of prostate cancer, Chris tells Feelgood: “That was one of the hardest things in my life. We became very close friends, very fast. He followed the Younger Next Year rules more closely than I do. His death was one of those horrendous, chance things that can happen, regardless of behavioural change.“Harry experienced unusually rampant cancer in his prostate... just rotten luck. He was not one of those doctors who did not take care of himself.” However, Chris argues that despite such tragic random happenings, the average chances of you living a long, healthy life are radically … [Read more...] about Move it or lose it: Bestselling author on how to keep the years at bay
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