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Top 10 novels about novelists

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Writers writing about writers: the fact that there’s a lot of it about should perhaps come as no surprise. From the likes of Jack Torrance in The Shining to Paul Morris in Sabine Durrant’s Lie With Me, writers in fict...

‘Human shield’ Steve Bruce was out of his depth in dream job at Newcastle

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Steve Bruce’s unveiling as Newcastle’s manager took place on the same day in July 2019 that Britain’s new prime minister stood outside No 10 Downing Street and introduced a bold prescription for change. Things have no...

‘I’m still here’: unwanted Bruce centre stage as Newcastle’s new era begins

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When Steve Bruce emerges from the St James’ Park tunnel on Sunday he will quite possibly feel a bit like an unwanted top-table wedding guest. After all Newcastle were supposed to have sacked Bruce and appointed a more...

Met appoints Whitehall troubleshooter Louise Casey to wipe out misogyny

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The former Whitehall troubleshooter Louise Casey has been brought in by the Metropolitan police to root out misogyny and lax standards, as it battles to dig itself out of a crisis caused by its mishandling of the Wayn...

Steve Bruce’s defiance at Newcastle is in stark contrast to Bielsa’s humility

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Marcelo Bielsa had turned introspective. “What I’m unsatisfied with is my own performance,” said Leeds United’s manager. “We were too far away from Manchester United and Liverpool to compete equally. The results were ...

Daniel James can make real Marcelo Bielsa’s dreams of upstaging Liverpool

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Imagine a procession of supermodels sashaying down a catwalk. One has been described as “capturing the essence of Leeds United” and is instantly identifiable. The artfully messed-up hair and the barely-there makeup sc...

Newcastle impasse underscored by brazen transfer window statement

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Mike Ashley is often described as brass-necked but behind the brash and brazen exterior Newcastle’s owner can also be extremely thin-skinned. A prime example of this paradox is to be found between the lines of the clu...

Scottish amateur Louise Duncan surges into contention at Women’s Open

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The final major of 2021 may deliver the most extraordinary story of all. In among the big names on a gloriously tight leaderboard at the Women’s Open sits Louise Duncan, the 21-year-old amateur champion. The only time...

Moore immersed in reviving Sheffield Wednesday after chaotic relegation

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A week after being sacked by West Brom in 2019, Darren Moore arrived at Kenya’s Giotto rubbish mountain. His dismissal had been both hurtful and highly controversial but it also created an opportunity for the suddenly...

Solskjær now has his own Manchester United team but trophies must follow

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Ole Gunnar Solskjær has little patience for those who complain about the frequent presence of rain clouds in the skies above north-west England. “We have a saying in Norway that there’s no such thing as bad weather, o...

Thelma & Louise stage musical in the works

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A musical based on Thelma & Louise, the Oscar-winning 1991 film starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, is in preparation, it has emerged. The film’s writer, Callie Khouri, told the Hollywood Reporter at a 30th a...

Wales’s party poopers demolish Turkey’s claims of home advantage

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Visitors to Baku invariably depart Azerbaijan with unnerving memories of crossing roads in the face of kamikaze local motorists. Pedestrians hoping for longevity require the sort delicately calibrated balance of caut...

Scotland’s disco-fuelled return fizzles out with Steve Clarke short of ideas

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Somewhere along the road to Euro 2020 Steve Clarke and his players adopted Yes Sir I Can Boogie as their anthem and, in many ways, it has proved a great choice. Yet while the 1977 Baccara hit is infinitely more uplift...

Thelma & Louise at 30: a groundbreaking road movie that still strikes a nerve

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Thelma & Louise has lost none of its bite, even after 30 years. When the film was released in 1991, it unleashed a wave of controversy that seemed to take its cast and crew by surprise. Geena Davis and Susan Saran...

My pandemic comfort? Google reviews. They can be as compelling as any TV drama

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Human connection can often be found where you least expect it. Google Maps, started as a straightforward navigation tool, has become in recent years an unlikely treasure trove of humour and intrigue. With many busines...

Steel City faces sombre summer after relegations for United and Wednesday

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Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud likes to relax by playing Fantasy Premier League but recently admitted his online team includes “not one Sheffield United player”. Given the prince owns the club, this ...

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