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October 4 in history

23 – Rebels captured and sacked the Chinese capital Chang’an during a peasant rebellion.

610 Heraclius arrived by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrew Byzantine Emperor Phocas and became Emperor. 761 more words


Jackie Collins ... queen of the bonkbusters!

Jackie Collins … queen of the bonkbusters!

Jackie Collins OBE (1937-2015) was an English romance novelist. She moved to Los Angeles in the 1960s and spent most of her career there.  464 more words


Hollywood Wives


They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art form. 437 more words


Bowie, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga Items to feature at IADA Fair

Items owned by David Bowie, Jackie Collins and Lady Gaga will feature alongside the best of Irish antique design classics at the 52nd Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS from September 22-24. 869 more words

News & Current Affairs

Short Story: "Smartass at a Coffee Shop"

She’s sitting in the next booth, reading a Jackie Collins book and just generally pissing me off.

Maybe it’s the fluorescent pink hardback she’s holding open so wide that my spine feels like it’s being cracked, too. 1,318 more words


When Did You First Fall in Love...with someone & with reading?


My mother recalls my disconnect as a young kid with books.

“You were too busy doing other things–you were a doer.” This statement comes despite my mother’s genuine love for books and reading and the library. 507 more words

On Life

Head over Heels

There was an article somewhere recently that described a new trend in literary fiction, inspired by Elena Ferrante: writing about women’s friendships. I literally did a double-take when I saw it; because there have been books, across all genres, about female friendships for many, many years–for example, the examination of women’s friendships and relationships with other women were at the root of every Rona Jaffe novel; the primary strengths of both  962 more words