BOOKS / Recommended
Saturday 29 October 1994
Coming Back Brockens 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, 21 October.
Writing Home by Alan Bennett, Faber pounds 17.50. Marvellous 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.
Nelson: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert, Viking, pounds 20. A portrait that reveals Nelson as a popinjay, a perfect ass and a great man.
Review by Jan Morris, 22 October The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm, Picador, pounds 14.99 A controversial and compelling book, which uses the case of Sylvia Plath to discuss the ethics of biography. Review by Lucasta Miller, 22 October
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Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
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TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
Strictly Come Dancing 2014 results: Steve Backshall and Ola Jordan sent home
Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'
British culture 'flatlining' as funds dwindle, says academic
Tom DeLonge compares streaming music to killing elephants
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage from Lana Del Rey rape video
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services