BOOKS / Recommended
Saturday 17 April 1993
A Place of Fallen Leaves by Tim Pears, Hamish Hamilton, pounds 14.99. Unusually strong debut novel set in a sleepy Devon village. Review by Kate Bassett, 27 March.
Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills, Simon & Schuster, pounds 17.99. Perceptive examination of the implications of one of the most famous speeches in American history. Review by Godfrey Hodgson, 20 March.
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court by Peter Taylor, Chatto, pounds 14.99. Haunting stories imbued with the lost grandeur of the American South. Review by D J Taylor, 13 March.
Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories by Jenny Uglow, Faber, pounds 20. Charlotte Bronte's biographer gets a fine treatment of her own in this readable life. Review by Sue Gaisford, 6 February.
The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt, Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 8.99. Elegantly written first novel about a young woman's traumatic life in New York. Review by Justine Picardie, 13 February.
Sentimental Journeys by Joan Didion, HarperCollins, pounds 15. Clever and singular musings on the heart and mind of America. Review by Natasha Walter, 30 January.
Swing hammer swing] by Jeff Torrington, Secker & Warburg, pounds 8.99. Deep and affecting novel about life on the streets of Glasgow and winner of this year's Whitbread Prize. Interview by Marianne Brace, 30 January.
Arts & Ents blogs
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- 5 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
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