Books
11 February 2002
The first of what threatens to be a sequence, Jonathan Meades's off-putting black comedy follows the fortunes of Henry...
Food and Drink
04 February 2002
Books read in adulthood almost never seize and enwrap your imagination like the books you read as a child, but here is...
Food and Drink
14 January 2002
A couple of downshifters, Joe and Kate Ruttledge, have left their advertising jobs in London and moved to a small farm...
Books
05 November 2001
Richard Fleming, a TV and radio talk-show host, is being harassed simultaneously by stalkers, jealous professional...
Books
10 September 2001
Andrew Miller is a graduate of Malcolm Bradbury's famous creative writing course at the University of East Anglia. His...
Books
16 July 2001
Tony Parsons's previous novel, Man and Boy, the heart- warming story of a single dad and his cute kid, was so...
Culture
21 May 2001
Nick Hornby has raised his game. The setting for his third novel is, once again, a middle-class enclave of north London...
Books
07 May 2001
Mary, a British diplomat's wife in Washington DC, has an affair with Frank, an American journalist. Deep down, she...
Books
12 March 2001
Eiji Miyake, just turning 20, visits Tokyo to track down his father. Never having met the man, nor having seen his...
Food and Drink
05 March 2001
The dust jacket is textured to resemble woodchip wallpaper. As you would expect, the novel it enfolds is set in the...
Food and Drink
22 January 2001
Richard McAllister, the minister for transport, is having an affair with Joanna Jermyn, Britain's hottest actress. By...
Food and Drink
06 November 2000
Gore Vidal musters his fictitious but well- connected Sanford family one more time to round off the septet of...
Food and Drink
23 October 2000
The subtitle is a bit of a come-on. This is really a work of opinion: Kenan Malik does review a good deal of scientific...
Books
04 September 2000
This anthology of short stories, titled after a record by The Fall, features a couple of respectable gimmicks: all the...
Books
07 August 2000
Julian Barnes has decided to examine once again the love triangle he laid out nine years ago in Talking it Over. The...

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