BOOKS: PICK OF THE WEEK
Ways with Words today & tomorrow Totnes, Devon
Saturday 17 July 1999
Today's highlight has to be Roy Hattersley talking about the pleasures of diary-writing and reading with Andrew O'Hagan.
Diarists offer an idiosyncratic and often entertaining view of their lives and times, a subject Hattersley must have debated on walks with his dog Buster, immortalised in Buster's Diaries, who I hope gets a chance to contribute to the discussion.
Ways with Words Literature Festival, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon (01803 867373) today and tomorrow
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians