Books: Cover Stories
Saturday 24 April 1999
WHILE JOHN McCarthy settles down to married life, his former cell-mate Brian Keenan is putting the finishing touches to his debut novel. Turlough is a recreation of the life of Turlough O'Carolan, the 17th- century harper (as he is described in the Cape catalogue), blind and afraid of the dark, thoughts of whom sustained Keenan throughout his own years of darkness.
WITH SO much emphasis on new books by new talent, it's good to see that Pan has been leafing through its back pages, this week launching a series of Classic Crime which will bring back into print "mysteriously missing tales by criminally good writers." Six titles are now available, among them Francis Iles's Malice Aforethought, introduced by Colin Dexter, Nicholas Blake's The Beast Must Die, for which P D James does the honours, and two titles by Eric Ambler, Journey into Fear and The Mask of Dimitrios, with introductions by Robert Harris.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees