Saturday 28 August 1993
An exquisitely written novel dominated by a tragic love triangle. Review by Natasha Walter, 14 August.
Turmoil and Triumph by George P Shultz, Scribner's pounds 25.95.
Lengthy but sharp and illuminating memoirs by the US Secretary of State who saw out the Cold War. Review by Godfrey Hodgson, 7 August.
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by Jose Saramago, translated by Giovanni Pontiero, Harvill, pounds 8.99.
The spiritual odyssey of a remarkable doctor-poet experiencing life on the streets of Lisbon. Told in a vivid poetic style, and elegantly translated. Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for 1993.
The Ern Malley Affair by Michael Heyward, Faber, pounds 15.99.
Intriguing account of a dazzling literary hoax that shocked Australia. Review by Robert Winder, 13 August.
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell, Little, Brown, pounds 14.99.
Tense and bloodstained thriller from the mortician's slab. Interview by Amanda Craig, 10 July.
The Cattle Truck by Jorge Semprun, Serif, pounds 8.99.
Moving and philosophical account of a Spanish refugee's experience in Buchenwald. Review by Godfrey Hodgson, 26 August.
Eyes by Maggie Hemingway, Sinclair-Stevenson, pounds 14.99.
Four riveting tales that centre around watching and being watched. Review by Patricia Lee, 7 August.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
Best underrated Christmas movies from Trading Places to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga