Food and Drink
20 September 1999
In the stories of Philip Hensher everyone is searching for something: for money, a house, a lover, even for a lost past...
Books
26 July 1999
Ingo Schulze is a Dresdener who has written a book of stories set in St Petersburg, narrated by a German newspaperman...
Books
24 May 1999
Katie Hickman's new book is a colourful and readable survey of the lives of British diplomatic wives from the 17th...
Food and Drink
09 April 1999
Like a character in a folk tale, Zora Neale Hurston had a habit of disappearing. As a young woman she fled her brother'...
Culture
12 February 1999
Alice Munro has been compared to Tolstoy and Chekhov, called a master of realism, documenter of small-town Canada's...
Books
29 January 1999
Do things have to happen in fiction? Certainly some kinds of fiction depend on incident. Think of travelogues such as...