Romance books

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Outlander author Diana Gabaldon: ‘I needed Scotsmen because of the kilt factor’
She secretly wrote the first of her time-travelling novels while her husband slept. Now she’s published the ninth in the smash hit series. She talks explosive sex scenes – and where George RR Martin went wrong

Alison Flood

23, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s at 60: the sharp romcom that grows darker with age
Audrey Hepburn’s star-making turn as Holly Golightly remains as luminous as ever in Blake Edwards’ sweetened yet still bittersweet adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel

Guy Lodge

05, Oct, 2021 @2:30 PM

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Stephen Fry on the enduring appeal of Georgette Heyer
As the Folio Society publishes a new edition of Venetia, the actor and broadcaster reflects on what makes an excellent Regency romance

Stephen Fry

01, Oct, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Sarah Ferguson’s Mills & Boon novel edges on to UK bestsellers chart
Historical romance Her Heart for a Compass has made it to the official UK book chart – but it still lies well clear of Bridgerton’s success

Alison Flood

17, Aug, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Her Heart for a Compass by Sarah Ferguson review – Mills & Boon debut is chaste good fun
The romance of her heroine’s ‘rebellious’ red hair is much more of a feature in the Duchess of York’s historical novel than sex

Alison Flood

02, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Last Letter from Your Lover review – sappy romance is nothing to write home about
The adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s 2012 novel, starring Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones, toggles between two love stories and shortchanges both

Adrian Horton

22, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Elin Hilderbrand asks for Anne Frank reference to be cut from novel after complaints
Romance writer was criticised for episode in new novel when one of her child characters compares hiding in an attic to the life of the Holocaust diarist

Alison Flood

08, Jun, 2021 @11:53 AM

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'They were treated terribly' – why 'lad lit' veteran Mike Gayle is finally tackling racism
He just became the first male writer ever to win romantic fiction’s top award. The former agony uncle explains why his latest novel looks back at the ‘virulent’ prejudice of 1950s Britain

Alison Flood

10, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'I can cry just thinking about it': the most romantic moments in literature
From Wentworth’s letter in Persuasion, to a bedside proposal in Tales of the City, authors share their favourite scenes of love and intimacy

13, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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To All the Boys: Always and Forever review – enjoyable enough Netflix threequel
The final installment in Netflix’s hit To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy is an improvement over the second, but still lacks the sizzle of 2018’s original

Adrian Horton

12, Feb, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Modern Persuasion review – Austen in Manhattan is a load of old bonnets
This updated version of Jane Austen’s final novel is standard romcom fare –minus satire, wit and charm

Cath Clarke

03, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Nora Roberts speaks out after attacks on casting of Alyssa Milano in adaptation
The bestselling novelist says she is ‘sincerely appalled’ by some readers’ anger at news that the #MeToo activist will star in a Netflix adaptation of Brazen Virtue

Alison Flood

27, Jan, 2021 @2:10 PM

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