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Richard E Grant on grief, fame and life without a filter: ‘I 100% believe that secrets are toxic’ | Richard E Grant

Five days after Joan Washington, Richard E Grant’s wife of 35 years, died from lung cancer in September 2021, he got a phone...

Sarah Ruhl: ‘It’s the ultimate age of Narcissus’ | Books

The US playwright Sarah Ruhl, 48, had recently given birth to twins when she discovered, after a lactation consultant noticed one of her...

Verse, Chorus, Monster! by Graham Coxon review – Britpop’s unlikely lad | Autobiography and memoir

As Blur bossed the 90s, and Damon Albarn’s bouncy songs about Englishness came to exemplify Britpop, Graham Coxon could usually be found scowling...

Adam Kay: ‘If you were casting yourself, wouldn’t you choose Ben Whishaw?’ | Doctors

When Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt was published in 2017 there were several acclaimed books by surgeons doing the rounds –...

‘An unbelievable Die Hard rip-off’: two decades of Alan Rickman’s withering film reviews | Alan Rickman

It’s clear from Alan Rickman’s diaries that he never lost his passion for the screen. The pages are littered with his verdicts on...

Fingers Crossed by Miki Berenyi review – trauma, stage-dives and stardom | Autobiography and memoir

When Miki Berenyi was eight years old, her father, Ivan, would take her out on the town. At local nightclubs, he would buy...

Boris Johnson by Andrew Gimson review – a fawning defence | Politics books

I once wrote a book about Boris Johnson and promptly decided I would rather pull out my teeth than do it again. As...

A Pocketful of Happiness by Richard E Grant review – Tigger and his one true love | Autobiography and memoir

When Richard E Grant’s wife, Joan Washington, was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer just before Christmas 2020, she didn’t really want anyone to...

Fingers Crossed: How Music Saved Me from Success by Miki Berenyi review – a shoegaze star’s painful past | Autobiography and memoir

The 90s are often seen as synonymous with champagne supernovas in country houses, oversimplifications ingrained in the lore of Britpop. What really happened?...

Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins review – anecdotes, elephants and ‘an embuggerance’ | Terry Pratchett

The day Terry Pratchett died, in 2015, my nine-year-old made a model of a bearded man in a big hat holding hands with...

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