Books
02 October 2008
In the early 1990s, Tibor Fischer’s heavily ironic style earned him a Booker nomination and a place among Granta’s Best...
Books
02 October 2008
Self’s latest volume of high-concept fiction comprises four short stories, or “lobes”, loosely connected by the...
Politics
14 August 2008
"If I was in charge of this country it would all be very different," Eddie Stride tells me, and it is easy to believe...
Books
24 July 2008
David Sedaris is clearly a man who spends a lot of time at home, alone. "It's funny how objects convey a certain...
UK Politics
04 July 2008
Leading the opposition against the SNP's charismatic Alex Salmond wouldn't have been an easy task for anyone, never...
International Politics
02 July 2008
Several decades after their leaders blew their last chance the workers of the world have the opportunity to unite once...
Politics
26 June 2008
Coping with chemotherapy as well as getting over a period of homelessness would leave most people preoccupied with...
UK Politics
19 June 2008
If the members of the House of Lords had actively been looking for a way to highlight the second chamber's shortcomings...
Books
12 June 2008
New versions of popular children's books generally introduce a token ethnic character or two to reflect the diversity...
Books
12 June 2008
Authors who start their novels by giving away the ending – which, in the case of Blackmoor, means the destruction of a...
Society
08 May 2008
Cyclone hits Burma, destroying 20,000 homes and killing many thousands Zimbabwe's elections are delayed as voter...
UK Politics
24 April 2008
Times are good for the Scottish National Party just now: the party's public approval ratings are high and support for...
UK Politics
10 April 2008
Everybody loves the idea of a revolution. It's got everything a great headline or history book needs: drama, excitement...
Politics
27 March 2008
"You want a babies injection?" asked the receptionist at my local GP surgery. "No," I explained as calmly as I could. "...
Books
21 February 2008
For Ricardo Somocurcio, narrator of The Bad Girl, life is what happens to other people when he's busy making plans. As...

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