In this week's Mirror Book Club, Nicholas Schmidle's self-conscious update of Tom Wolfe's 1979 classic The Right Stuff explores the 'New Space Race'. Katherine Heiny's smart, big-hearted but unsentimental love story is a heart-warming tale of flawed, fragile, funny characters. And Paula Byrne's book about witty novelist Barbara Pym is literary biography at its best, a must-read for fans of the artist Philip Larkin picked as the most most underrated author of the past 75 years. Don't forget the join the Mirror Book Club! Test Gods: Tragedy And Triumph In The New Space Race, by Nicholas Schmidle Hutchinson, £20 Ever read The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe’s book on NASA’s pioneering astronauts? Nicholas Schmidle has. Test Gods is a self-conscious update of Wolfe’s 1979 classic, recounting the trials, tribulations and tragic crashes of the “New Space Race”. In recent decades, private enterprise has proceeded boldly where a cash-strapped NASA has failed to go. Billionaires Jeff … [Read more...] about Mirror Book Club: Tragedy And Triumph In The New Space Race updates Tom Wolfe classic
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Australian cricketers Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson are on their way home after a frantic last minute dash to flee India hours before the borders closed. The Royal Challengers Bangalore players flew to Mumbai from their IPL bubble in Chennai on Monday planning to return home via Doha but were blindsided by Australia's ban on passenger flights from India. But the relieved pair managed to get tickets to Doha on Wednesday before securing seats on a chartered flight back to Australia, The Australian reported. Zampa and Richardson will land in Australia on Thursday and undergo 14 days of hotel quarantine. The pair fled as India's Covid crisis worsened on Wednesday with another 360,000 new cases. They were among almost 40 Australian players, coaches, officials and broadcast staff in the sub-continent nation for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Australian cricketer Adam Zampa (pictured with fiancee Harriet) has raced home to Australia before the borders with India … [Read more...] about Inside Aussie cricket stars’ 11th-hour escape from Covid-ravaged India – making it back Down Under with hours to spare
She welcomed her first child, a daughter, with husband Iain Stirling last month. And Laura Whitmore looked typically sensational as she posed up a storm for a new radiant selfie uploaded to her Instagram on Thursday. The Celebrity Juice star, 35, was glowing in the picture where she was rocking a bright red lipstick from organic brand HIGHR and bronzed makeup. Stunning: Laura Whitmore looked typically sensational as she posed up a storm for a new radiant selfie uploaded to her Instagram on Thursday Laura had her blonde tresses styled into loose waves over her shoulders as she fixed the camera with a sultry stare. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'She's a superwoman!': Laura Whitmore poses for stylish... 'Pyjamas... but make it fashion! Laura Whitmore looks... Share this article Share The new mother had on yet another stylish ensemble as she slipped into a low-cut jumper with a space pattern. Laura also took to her … [Read more...] about Laura Whitmore looks glowing as she poses up a storm in new radiant selfie a month after welcoming her baby daughter
Q I’m feeling really lonely. I have a lovely husband and enjoy my job, but have no friends to confide in. I lost touch with most of my old schoolmates long ago, and while I made some friends when my children were small, we drifted apart as they grew older. Lockdown has allowed me not to think about this, but now we are emerging, I would dearly love to make new friends, but don’t know how to do this in my 50s. A Thank you for sharing your experience of loneliness, which many people will identify with, particularly as the pandemic has cruelly kept us apart from the ones we care for. And well done for writing in — it can be hard to acknowledge you are lonely, let alone discuss it. An anonymous woman who lives in the UK, asked Clare Bailey for advice on making new friends in her 50s (file image) When we reach our 50s, many of those easy friendships and connections made in our school years, or through work and parenting, can falter. As people move on or become time … [Read more...] about A problem shared…GP and mother-of-four Clare Bailey gives her indispensable advice: How can I make new friends at 50?
Amanda Holden has poked fun at her I Can See Your Voice co-star Jimmy Carr's 'new hair and teeth'. Discussing their new show - in which players compete for a cash prize by guessing whether mystery singers can or can't sing without hearing them perform a single note - Amanda, 50, revealed she and Jimmy, 48, have 'a little bit of rivalry going on'. She then joked: 'Despite his new hair and teeth, Jimmy will never be able to compete with the glamour and laughter that [ Alison Hammond ] and I bring to the show.' Cheeky: Amanda Holden, 50, has poked fun at her I Can See Your Voice co-star 48-year-old Jimmy Carr's 'new hair and teeth' (pictured in April) Of their rivalry, Jimmy said: 'Both Amanda and I are quite divaish and glamorous, so we compete,' according to The Sun . Amanda also quipped that herself and Jimmy were determined to be centre of attention on the show. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'No parent ever gets over the loss of a … [Read more...] about Amanda Holden, 50, pokes fun at Jimmy Carr’s ‘new hair and teeth’ after comedian, 48, revealed he had a Botox makeover in lockdown