He captivated readers around the world with Captain Corelli's Mandolin, his tale of a doomed love affair set in wartime Greece . But it seems that best-selling author Louis de Bernieres no longer melts hearts north of the England-Scotland border. For I can disclose that he has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation because of, he believes, his views about how to resolve the question of Scottish independence. 'I have actually been 'cancelled',' he says. 'I had a letter published in the Times about how the rest of the UK ought to have a say in whether we wanted independence from the Scots. Best-selling author Louis de Bernieres has just been unceremoniously sacked as Patron of the British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Federation 'Some Scottish snowflakes protested to the BMG [the Federation] and I was fired.' The Federation, whose aim is 'to promote the performance and education of banjo, mandolin and guitar', … [Read more...] about SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Captain Corelli’s Mandonlin author gets sacked as patron of banjo society!
This is the hilarious moment a bungling delivery driver watches his Lexus IS300 car crash into his client's front yard. The incident, which happened on March 3, in San Bernardino, California , showed the DoorDash driver pull up on the driveway and carry a package to the front door of the house. But behind him his $40,000 car begins to creep up the path, before mounting a flowerbed and crashing into several potted plants. The delivery driver left his Lexus IS300 at the bottom of the driveway of this home in San Bernandino, California As the driver dropped the package on the doorstep, his runaway car headed for the householder's flowerbed The man tried to used his body to stop the car, which weighs 1,625kg, from crashing into the flower pots The man shouts out in alarm and runs in front of the 1,625kg car, trying desperately to stop it crashing into the house or the car parked out front. He manages to open the driver's … [Read more...] about Door smash! Delivery driver stops his runaway Lexus as it rolls into front yard and then prangs it as he reverses out
She loves to keep herself active. And on Friday, fitness enthusiast Elsa Pataky turned heads when she showed off her very toned legs in a pair of leopard print bike shorts teamed with a chic blazer while heading from the gym to a business meeting. The Carmen actress, 44, wore a black T-shirt under her grey structured jacket and accessorised her look with black shades and a camel-coloured bag. Wild thing! Elsa Pataky showed off her toned legs in leopard print bike shorts as she headed from the gym to a meeting in Sydney this week Elsa, who recently dyed her blonde hair brown, let her chocolate tresses fall around her shoulders in loose curls. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Chris Hemsworth is all smiles as he shows off his washboard... Doting dad! Chris Hemsworth shows off his muscles as he... Chris Hemsworth pays sweet tribute to wife Elsa Pataky on... You are what you eat! Chris Hemsworth shows off his bulging... … [Read more...] about Wild thing! Elsa Pataky shows off her toned legs in leopard print bike shorts as she heads from the gym to a meeting in Sydney
Nearly a year after his highly-anticipated sequel A Quiet Place II was pushed from its March 2020 release date, the sequel is finally coming this summer. Writer-director-star John Krasinski took to Twitter on Thursday evening, revealing that his long-delayed sequel will arrive on May 28, over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. It remains to be seen if a new trailer or poster will be released between now and the new release, though Krasinski did release a cryptic teaser image. Finally: Nearly a year after his highly-anticipated sequel A Quiet Place II was pushed from its March 2020 release date, the sequel is finally coming this summer Twitter reveal: Writer-director-star John Krasinski took to Twitter on Thursday evening, revealing that his long-delayed sequel will arrive on May 28, over the Memorial Day holiday weekend 'They always say good things come to those who wait. Well... I think we’ve waited long enough. A QUIET PLACE PART II MEMORIAL DAY,' … [Read more...] about John Krasinski reveals his delayed sequel A Quiet Place II will arrive on Memorial Day weekend
One man was feared dead and several others left seriously injured today after a knife attack at a Chinese takeaway in a rural Welsh village. Witnesses said the village restaurant was 'covered in blood' and more than 30 emergency vehicles were at the scene at midday. The victims were flown to hospital by air ambulance and police confirmed they were dealing with a 'serious incident' involving 'multiple casualties'. Screams were heard coming from the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway shortly after midday in the village of Ynyswen, Rhondda, South Wales. Neighbour John Belgrove 46, said: 'I was in my workshop when I heard sirens and saw police everywhere. 'There was a girl sitting on a pavement - she was in her pyjamas and they were covered in blood. I could see she was sobbing and in a terrible state. 'I helped the police block off the road, I heard them say that one person was dead and several others badly hurt.' First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford tweeted that news of the … [Read more...] about One person is feared dead and ‘a number’ of people injured after ‘knife attack at Chinese takeaway’ in Welsh village