Prepare to scream! The Secret Of Crickley Hall by James Herbert is coming to BBC One

Prepare to scream! James Herbert thought his terrifying novel The Secret Of Crickley Hall was too complex for TV, until the BBC proved him wrong… By James Herbert PUBLISHED: 21:30 GMT, 26 October 2012 | UPDATED: 21:30 GMT, 26 October 2012 Horror author James Herbert When my agent emailed me to say the BBC were interested in adapting my bestselling novel The Secret Of Crickley Hall into a TV mini-series, I was initially sceptical. I actually thought the book was unfilmable because the story was complicated and revolves around the Second World War, yet is simultaneously set in the present day.

My haven: Jackie Collins the bestselling author, 74, relaxes in her study in the Beverly Hills mansion she designed

My haven: Jackie Collins the bestselling author, 74, relaxes in her study in the Beverly Hills mansion she designed | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 21 September 2012 Jackie Collins relaxes in the home she designed herself GO FIGURE I have a huge collection of these Art Deco figurines by Austrian sculptor Josef Lorenzl, and this is my favourite.

Downton Abbey"s Michelle Dockery swaps her corset for a retro look as she shoots BBC drama Restless

Still in vintage costume… but this time it's flares! Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery goes retro for BBC drama Restless | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 4 September 2012 She's rarely seen out of a corset thanks to her most famous role as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey. But now actress Michelle Dockery is trying out a different type of costume as she starts shooting a new BBC drama.

Fifty Shades Of Grey: It"s really FIVE Shades as analysis reveals that only one in ten finishes the bestseller

It's really FIVE Shades Of Grey: Analysis reveals that only one in ten finishes the bestseller – and we prefer the less risque bits | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 11 August 2012 Thrill seeker: Alex enjoys the steamy novel on an e-reader They are spotted everywhere – wide-eyed and open-mouthed, gripped to Fifty Shades Of Grey. But next time you see someone reading this summer’s racy bestseller, don’t leap to any conclusions about which passages they are poring over. For it’s very likely they are reading one of the lengthy exchanges between lovers Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in which they do nothing more than talk – fully clothed.

Does your diet pass the acid test?

Does your diet pass the acid test Forget Dukan and Atkins — these days, the A-list way to a flat tummy is ‘eating alkaline’ | UPDATED: 21:53 GMT, 22 July 2012 Avoid acidic foods such as red meat, cheese and cream. but do eat plenty of mushrooms, oily fish and garlic When it comes to diets, whatever Hollywood’s healthiest are doing, the rest of us tend to follow suit.

Fifty Shades Of Grey becomes best-selling Kindle online book of all time on Amazon with sales topping 1m

Fifty Shades Of Grey becomes best-selling Kindle book of all time EL James becomes online store's bestselling author of the year on amazon.co.uk | UPDATED: 11:14 GMT, 26 June 2012 Fifty Shades Of Grey has become the number one best-selling Kindle book of all time at Amazon.co.uk, it was revealed today.

Meet the "very cooperative" husband of Fifty Shades Of Grey author who helped with erotic novel"s research

Meet the 'very cooperative' husband of Fifty Shades Of Grey author who helped with erotic novel's research | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 4 May 2012 His wife's most intimate sexual desires have been revealed in a bestselling novel. But Niall Leonard, the husband of E.L. James who is the author of Fifty Shades Of Grey, has been described as 'very cooperative' by his wife at a U.S.

From ex-Marines to elderly churchgoers, now MEN are getting hooked on erotic chick-lit bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey

From ex-Marines to elderly churchgoers, now MEN are getting hooked on erotic chick-lit bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 26 April 2012 They're young and old, doctors and churchgoers, gay and straight – and those are just the MEN who have devoured oh-so-naughty Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotic trilogy that has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks. Reading on iPads and Kindles or hurriedly picking up the books in stores, some didn't know about the romance part, thinking the surprise best-seller by newcomer E L James would be more American Psycho than steamy Harlequin. Others knew exactly what they were getting into, buying into the buzz since the venerable imprint Knopf took on publishing rights, shoring up a story that began as Twilight fan fiction and putting it out in handy trade paperback on April 3

Headhunters film review: After The Killing and Borgen, the latest Nordic thriller is darkly comic

Nordic but nice: After The Killing and Borgen, the latest Nordic thriller is darkly comic and if you ignore the grimfest it’s almost a chick-flick | UPDATED: 17:04 GMT, 30 March 2012 Roger Brown has it all. He has a beautiful wife and a mistress who is crazy about him for a start

Roald Dahl is teachers" favourite author, Julia Donaldson"s The Gruffalo wins best children"s book

Roald Dahl tops list of teachers' favourite authors, while Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo wins best children's book | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 12 March 2012 Roald Dahl has been voted primary school teachers' favourite author. A survey found five of his works are among their top 10 books for children under the age of 11