Books
19 April 2004
Biblical stories rarely get the adap-tations that they deserve. Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical Joseph and...
Books
02 June 2003
The summer before Strawberry Saroyan started college, her younger brother and sister were admitted to a drug...
Culture
17 February 2003
Short and plump, Julia Margaret Cameron was the ugly duckling of a famously good-looking brood of sisters, and spent...
Books
03 February 2003
Be warned, all those who disapprove of exclamation marks: Lucy Ellmann's latest novel is hopping with them. And how...
Books
18 November 2002
The ageing male academic is an attractive proposition for the ageing male author: an excuse to flash a well-stocked...
Books
02 September 2002
Desert islands have long drawn writers to their shores, but Nicola Barker is not a fan of palm trees and sandy beaches...
Books
05 August 2002
This trim novel is a hybrid of commodity history, kid-lit and popular science, cut with some titillatingly taboo sex...
Books
10 June 2002
This ambitious account of love, lust and cosmetics sweeps from Chicago to Dresden, rural Canada to Tel Aviv, but its...
Books
06 May 2002
I shall come clean and confess that as news of the murder of Jill Dando broke, the first question to flit across my...
Books
18 March 2002
Memorable first lines are all well and good, but for a truly tantalising beginning, a disclaimer is hard to beat. This...