Books
18 September 2006
Vicky Halls deals with a variety of feline problems, all of which she has experienced in her professional life....
Books
03 July 2006
Ree Dolly does not have the easiest of lives. Looking after her two younger brothers and her mute mother would be hard...
Books
03 July 2006
While it is true that the world has not exactly been crying out for a detailed dissection of the Tintin books by the...
Books
03 April 2006
When a novel opens with a giraffe describing its birth, you know you are in for something different. J M Ledgard's...
Culture
19 September 2005
Music for girls to dance to. That was the aim of the art-rock band Franz Ferdinand when it formed at the end of 2001,...
Music and Performance
18 October 2004
Having perfected its own brand of inoffensive pop music over ten albums, the Beautiful South has finally decided to do...
Books
12 April 2004
William Sutcliffe's latest novel shows how easily innocence can be corrupted by external forces. Like Mark Haddon, in...
Culture
17 November 2003
New York's failure to produce a band of any real significance during the 1990s is one of that decade's musical...
Books
18 August 2003
Jake Arnott is celebrated as the author who invented mid-1990s gangster chic long before that mockney upstart Guy...
Film
16 September 2002
Ethan Hawke, a regular guy from New York, married with two children and one of the lucky few to have their second novel...
Culture
26 August 2002
At a time when most people are asleep, with ungodly hangovers brewing, hundreds of brave souls spent the night at Tate...
Books
22 July 2002
Alan Mahar's follow-up to his striking debut, Flight Patterns, is set in the less-than-glamorous location of 1980s...
Books
08 April 2002
This intriguing little book attempts to explain why certain books, films, fashions and ideas become ingrained in...
Books
01 April 2002
Tom Bradby walked into my office, the smell of success as thick as the smoke in the room. He had good reason to be...
Books
11 March 2002
Sid Smith was working as a little-known sub-editor on the Times when this, his debut novel, won the 2001 Whitbread...

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