Books
04 October 2007
“Everything is collage,” Michael Ondaatje writes in his new novel. “There is the hidden presence of others in us, even...
Books
14 June 2007
The year is 1932, the place is London. The rector of Stiffkey in Norfolk, Harold Davidson, is on trial for alleged...
Books
04 June 2007
Elise Juska’s novel takes as its conceit the humble crossword puzzle. In fact, her characters are constantly playing...
Books
12 March 2007
I like my history straight up. Clare Clark's The Nature of Monsters is anything but: she wraps up a slice of 1700s...
Books
12 March 2007
"It is estimated that 100,000 books have been written on alchemy," writes Sean Martin in Alchemy and Alchemists. So...
Books
13 November 2006
Neither sailors nor girls on the brink of becoming prostitutes are to be found among Santa Claus’s coterie of elves and...
Books
13 November 2006
Mark Cocker truly loves all creatures great and small. In A Tiger in the Sand, a collection of pieces on nature...