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Money Heist Season 5 Volume 2
Netflix, 3 December

Season 5 Volume 2 of the hit Netflix original Money Heist (La Casa de Papal) is arriving this week! Volume 2 will be the much anticipated ending to Netflix’s crime series, with the previous volume having been released back in September. The final five episodes of Money Heist should prove incredibly exciting and action-packed if the trailers are anything to go by. Some of these final episodes will focus on the heist crew’s plan to finally escape from the police. Transcending language barriers, this show made history with its fourth season becoming the most watched non-English title ever on Netflix. Find out why, by binging this show on Netflix from start to finish.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Disney+, 3 December

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the third adaption of the popular children’s books to movies; in fact, it is the first animated version we’ve seen. The official synopsis for the film states ‘Greg Heffley is an ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous. The problem is that he has to survive middle school first.’ From the trailer this movie looks like it’ll be a fun watch suitable for the whole family – and even for the older fans who read the books when they were younger. Following the story of the first book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling series, this movie adaptation should prove to be as amusing as the original and make any fans of the books nostalgic, especially as this series perfectly captures the artwork of books for its animation style.

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Small Things Like These US cover
Small Things Like These US cover
Small Things Like These UK cover
Small Things Like These UK cover

Small Things Like These
Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan’s first novel in over a decade is set to be published on 30 November. Small Things Like These follows the story of an Irish coal merchant in 1985, who upon a discovery is put at odds with his town and is forced to face his own past. This book is lauded as already being an international bestseller and is certainly a read not to be missed. Claire Keegan’s previous works have been subject to numerous accolades, including Los Angeles Times’ Book of the Year, and she has even had work nominated as one of the top 50 books published in the 21st century by the UK Times. Small Things Like These appears set to follow this trend receiving praise from fellow writer Hilary Mantel who said of it ‘Powerful and affecting and very timely.’


Body Language Deluxe Edition
Blake Shelton, 3 December

Blake Shelton is releasing a deluxe version of his previously platinum-certified album Body Language. The new album contains four unreleased tracks that feature some of the biggest names in country music and the deluxe edition features his new single Come Back as a Country Boy. The new album is sure to be incredibly successful and is a must-listen for any country music fan. Blake Shelton, perhaps most recognised from his role as a judge on The Voice, has had nearly a dozen gold and platinum-certified singles and has regularly topped the country music charts. If his previous works are anything to go by, this new album will be just as amazing for fans – don’t miss its release on 3 December!

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Author: Matthew Wright

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