From the Express
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, 49, whose “Speaking Out” memoir is out now, is a contestant on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.
“Secret Water” by Arthur Ransome Red Fox, £7.99: “Swallows And Amazons” was the first book my dad gave me to read and I read the whole series about children having adventures in boats. In later life I’ve tried to learn to sail. This one is about what happens when the tide goes out and they get stranded.