If my Twitter timeline is any indication, everyone’s talking about This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, out today — and now there’s a TV adaptation in the works.
Other notable books out today include The Break, by Marian Kayes, Cold Feet: The Lost Years, by Carmel Harrington, I Heart Forever, by Lindsey Kelk, Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe, by Deborah Cadbury, A Life of My Own, by Claire Tomalin, and If Only They Didn’t Speak English: Notes From Trump’s America, by Jon Sopel.
Mark Lawson investigates the never-ending hunger for literary sequels.
Neil Gaiman is launching his own anthology series, Likely Stories, on Shudder.
The Spectator Books podcast talks to A N Wilson about his new biography, Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker, which, according to the reviews on amazon.co.uk, might not be the worthiest topic ever… It’s hard not to wonder if this is a case of the elevation of the mediocre white man over excellent women or authors of colour, but I haven’t read the book, so who can say.