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Bookworms, we have some wonderful news.

Jojo Moyes’ book The Last Letter From Your Lover is being made into a Netflix movie.

The streaming service confirmed the exciting news and even announced the cast for the adaption. And trust us, you’ll be extremely happy.

Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Ncuti Gatwa, Callum Turner and Joe Alwyn will star in the romantic movie.

The Last Letter From Your Lover is a heart wrenching tale set in modern-day London. The dual-narrative story follows Ellie (Felicity Jones), a journalist who finds the love letters of star-crossed lovers from the 1960s.

The love affair is so enchanting that Ellie decides to find the couple, Jennifer Stirling (Woodley) and Anthony O’ Hare (Callum Turner) so she can find out if they ended up together.


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Augustine Frizell will direct The Last Letter From Your Lover. The film will be shot in Mallorca and then later in London.

Nick Payne and Esta Spalding have penned the script.


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Moye’s book Me Before You was also made into a film in 2016 and if The Last Letter From Your Lover is half as moving as that then you’ll certainly need the tissues by your side when it lands on Netflix.

A release date has yet to be released but keep your eyes peeled!


Book lovers, we’ve got some wonderful news for you. Dolly Alderton is writing a novel. That’s right, the journalist and podcast queen is working on her very first fictional tale and we are VERY excited about it.

The Everything I Know About Love author announced the news on Twitter this evening. Dolly’s novel will be called Ghosts and will be published by Fig Tree Books and Penguin.


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The book, which is bound to be a bestseller, will be released in October 2020.

Speaking about her incredible news, Dolly tweeted, ‘I’m writing a novel! GHOSTS will be published by @Fig_Tree_Books @PenguinUKBooks in October 2020 and I am totally bloody thrilled.’

Ghosts follows 32-year-old Nina, a food-writer whose life is falling apart. The synopsis reads, “When she uses dating apps for the first time, she becomes a victim of ghosting, and by the most beguiling of men. 

“Her beloved dad is vanishing in slow-motion into dementia; she’s starting to think about ageing and the gendered double-standard of the biological clock and then she’s got to deal with her mother’s desire for a mid-life makeover and the fact that all her friends seem to be slipping away from her.”

The High Low host quickly became one of the strongest and most empowering figures in media over the past few years. Dolly has helped inspire and encourage women with her sheer honesty, quick wit and charm.


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There’s no doubt Ghosts is going to swiftly become a book adored by millions around the world.

We certainly cannot wait to read it.

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The book Angels With Blue Faces, which murdered journalist Lyra McKee was due to hold in her hand just weeks after her death, will be released at the end of June.

A result of five year’s investigation by Lyra into the IRA killing of MP, Robert Bradford, in 1981, the long awaited book is now available on pre-release from Belfast based publishers Excalibur Press.

Robert Bradford’s death, and that of 29-year-old Ken Campbell has been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories surrounding allegations that the MP was about to expose sordid details about who was involved in the Kincora.

Lyra interviewed Bradford’s friends, colleagues, and acquaintances as well as a number of other sources – and reveals how the MP’s killing might have been stopped by intelligence services.

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Trawling through public records and documents she had procured during her search for the truth Lyra spent a majority of her journalistic career in the pursuit of answers. In many cases she came up against more questions.

In January 2018 Lyra struck a deal with indie publishers Excalibur Press to finally put her work into print. She then set about researching the book further and spent time editing and re-editing to her final draft.

Tina Calder, owner of Excalibur Press said she was “proud” they were now in a position to release the book as part of Lyra’s legacy.


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“It is with great sadness but immense honour that we are now able to reveal the cover of Angels With Blue Faces.

“Just a short time before her death Lyra had approved her cover and sent the final changes for her book, she should have been holding it in her hand at the end of April.

“Lyra's investigation into the death of Northern Ireland MP Robert Bradford was a passion project for her, for years it became her obsession as she followed lead after lead in the pursuit of the truth.

“We were absolutely delighted when Lyra agreed to entrust Excalibur Press with this book and were devastated to learn of her death just days before the book should have been going on pre-release and less than a month before she would have held it in her hand.

“All pre-orders will be received at the end of June. Those who order will also be invited to the official launch of the book, the date of which will be announced soon.”

As per Lyra’s wishes prior to her death, her own proceeds of the book will be donated to the organisation Paper Trail – a social enterprise which offers specialised and targeted legacy archive research to the legal profession.

Tina added: “Excalibur Press will be donating our commission to our not-for-profit entity The Merlin Project where we hope to run a series of events, workshops and potentially courses for young reporters wanting to learn some of the practical aspects of the industry.

“Taking inspiration from Lyra and her talent, we hope to teach young journalists the art of research as well as interview techniques and more.”

Lyra’s sister Nichola McKee Corner said she was proud to see Lyra’s book about to be published.

“Lyra put years into this project,” she said. “It is so sad that she never got to hold the final copy of Angels With Blue Faces in her hand.

“I am just so proud of you now as I was of you every day or your life."

Angels With Blue Faces can be pre-ordered priced £9.99 are available from excaliburpress.co.uk/lyra-mckee