BOOKS / Recommended
Saturday 16 October 1993
Feather Crowns by Bobbie Ann Mason, Chatto & Windus, pounds 15.99. Exhilarating, tragic novel about clannish life on the farm in rural America. Review by Anthony Quinn, 2 October.
Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse, Picador, pounds 14.99. Compelling story about a woman's romantic career, set against the turbulent birth of the League of Nations. Review by Natasha Walter, 11 September.
A Wreath Upon the Dead by Briege Duffaud, Poolbeg, pounds 14.99. Remarkable novel full of splendid voices exploring the fateful history of Northern Ireland. Review by Robert Winder, 1 October.
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