Books: Cover Stories
Saturday 12 June 1999
WHICH IS more than can be said for James Hewitt, whose memoir Princess in Love - ghosted by Anna Pasternak - so dismayed his former lover. Hewitt is now having a go at a second instalment of memoirs, working on his own. The writing is said to be weak, but the manuscript a page-turner. In an effort to keep it under wraps, the project is being handled from the States. A British deal has yet to be agreed but rumour has it that the Daily Telegraph, which likes to think of itself as a paper for gentlemen, has paid a million for serial rights.
THROUGH THE Balkan crisis, commentators have noted that part of the problem is that today's world leaders have no sense of history. Now journalist Simon Winchester is at work on a book that should put everyone right. In The Fracture Zone, he will set the conflict in context, looking at the rise and fall of the old Ottoman and Hapsburg empires. He is talking to diplomats and soldiers, as well as to some of those displaced from their homelands. Winchester will deliver next month, for immediate publication by Viking.
MEANWHILE, SOPHIE Grigson has got together with a group of celebrity chefs, including Antony Worrall Thompson, Antonio Carluccio, Nigel Slater and Saint Delia, to compile Cooks for Kosovo. Each is contributing a recipe to the book, which will be on sale next month at pounds 5.99, with pounds 1 from each copy sold going to the Kosovo Crisis Appeal.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 UK weather: Snow to fall in the coming week with sub-zero temperatures to last until early February
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
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Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction
Pixie Geldof signs recording deal with Stranger Records
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
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