BOOK REVIEW / Recommended
Saturday 22 October 1994
Coming Back Brocken by Mark Hudson, Cape, pounds 16.99. A sober and evocative account of a year spent in a Durham mining village. The mine closes. Review by Robert Winder, October 21.
Writing Home by Alan Bennett, Faber pounds 17.50. A marvellous set of anecdotes and observations on English life, stirred by the author's rare humour. Review by Mark Lawson, 8 October.
First Grey, then White, then Blue by Margriet de Moor, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent, Picador, pounds 5.99. A love-and-death story of great refinement. Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Award for August / September.
None to Accompany Me by Nadine Gordimer, Bloomsbury, pounds 15.99.
Gordimer's new novel deals eloquently with both the euphoria and the realities of life in the new South Africa. Review by Briege Duffaud, 17 September.
The Last Three Minutes by Paul Davies, Orion, pounds 9.99. A gripping and sharp Cook's tour of the universe, a tribute to the wonders of science.
Review by Tom Wilkie, 19 October.
After giving gay film R-rating despite no sex or violencefilm
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist
- 4 Kajieme Powell: Missouri police release video footage of second man killed by officers
- 5 Paul Scholes: Manchester United need five experienced players who can turn round a desperate situation
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
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Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?
Celebrity Big Brother 2014 line-up: Meet the contestants from Lauren Goodger to Kellie Maloney and Audley Harrison
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women