Books
07 July 2003
Picture this: a few days before Real Madrid play their sworn enemies Barcelona in a vital match next season, Posh walks...
Books
03 March 2003
Having been abandoned in infancy by his American mother, John Gerrard has grown up in China. Raised by missionaries in...
Books
13 January 2003
This is the story of Rudolf Nureyev's life, made into fiction. For much of it, the gifted and charismatic ballet dancer...
Books
27 May 2002
The fishermen of White Point, on Australia's wild western seaboard, do not take kindly to poachers - especially those...
Books
18 March 2002
This may be a book about Kent, but it is unlikely ever to be recommended by the county tourist board. David Seabrook's...
Food and Drink
28 January 2002
When a Gentile decides to have himself circumcised so that he can adopt the religion of his Jewish girlfriend, he...
Culture
08 October 2001
The collapse of the Soviet bloc, it was predicted, would herald the demise of the spy novel. Writers would no longer...
Books
09 July 2001
Following the recent spat over the relative merits of fiction and non-fiction, Eoin McNamee's new book - a novel about...
Food and Drink
28 May 2001
From the first page of John Burnside's novel, we are drawn into the mind of a rapist as he sits at the bedside of his...
Books
14 May 2001
When Tim Binding was a little lad in Ilkley, his best friend drowned in the River Wharfe. One moment Michael Airey was...
Food and Drink
16 April 2001
What do the following have in common: Harry Houdini; a disturbed five-year-old playing hide-and-seek; a man serially in...
Books
19 February 2001
The shift in office dynamics over recent decades is the reference point for Michael Bracewell's neatly crafted short...
Books
15 January 2001
Before quitting journalism to write novels, I worked in what one profile piece called the "grim northern city of...
Books
02 October 2000
Lawrence Norfolk has a fascination with layers. He describes the shooting of a movie scene in which a woman is shoved...
Culture
17 July 2000
Too often, reading a novel is a bit like strolling along a safe and familiar path. Then a book such as House of Leaves...

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