Jackie Collins

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If you were dressing a film set in a mid-1970s bed and breakfast, the author to go for would surely be Sven Hassel. Photograph: iStock

It is nearly the end of silly season. But there is still time for one more misty-eyed piece about summers long gone. Bored walks on pebbled beaches. E(...)

Jackie Collins emerges as a good sport in Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story

They don’t quite bellow: “She’s a hot-blooded beauty in love with power”, but even the production notes for this admiring documentary about Jackie Col(...)

Caroline O’Donoghue: 'I feel so emotional about how fantastic life can be sometimes'

After suffering a double job loss, things turned around quickly for Cork writer Caroline O’Donoghue, as she landed a six-figure publishing deal for(...)

Daisy Buchanan: the British journalist’s new book is   both smoothly observant and brilliantly, giddily filthy. Photograph: Grace Plant

If disaffected, slightly confused female narrators who are feeling emotionally and socially stuck and looking for a place to land in life is your lite(...)

Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink in Stranger Things Season 3. Photograph: Netflix

The teenagers in Stranger Things are far too quick to blame the interdimensional shadow monster for what’s gone wrong in their community of  (...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

‘You understand what it is to be different. Some people thought that your heavily accented vowels may have conflicted with President Trump’s message of an aspirational national purity. They were wrong about that.’

Dear Melania, You are the first third wife to become First Lady in the history of the United States. Congratulations. And given that 50 per cent of m(...)

“In recent years, self-help has altered its guise. We are no longer dieting, we are clean eating, and we aren’t sweating like pigs at aerobics, we are a pilates-performing fitfam.”

Chicken Soup for the Soul was my gateway drug. It was the early 1990s, the United States was in the buoyancy of its early Clinton years, and my mother(...)

Jilly Cooper is giving an awe-struck viewing of the Mandarin Oriental’s Royal suite, a muted monument to scale and privilege. “Wonderful, wonderful, w(...)

File photograph of Jackie Collins who has died aged 77 after a   battle with breast cancer. Photograph: PA

Can “filthy and disgusting” be bettered as an epitaph? Maybe not. Jackie Collins, who passed away from breast cancer in LA this weekend, was thus des(...)

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