Saturday 17 July 1993
May the Lord in His Mercy be Kind to Belfast by Tony Parker, Cape, pounds 16.99. Brilliantly crafted interviews with the people of Belfast, both touching and depressing. Review by Robert Winder, 4 June.
A River Sutra by Gita Mehta, Heinemann, pounds 9.99. Fine and lyrical fan of stories with a mystical edge set on a holy Indian river. Review by Natasha Walter, 5 June.
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia D Cornwell, Little, Brown, pounds 14.99. Tense and bloodstained detective story from the mortician's slab. Interview by Amanda Craig, 10 July.
The Wine Dark Sea by Patrick O'Brian, HarperCollins, pounds 12.95. Enthralling continuation of a much-admired novel-sequence about 18th-century seafarers. Interview by Peter Guttridge, 10 July.
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle, Secker & Warburg, pounds 12.99. Sharp and funny novel about a 10- year-old trapped in an uncosy boyhood. Review by Giles Smith, 26 June.
Life's Dominion by Ronald Dworkin, HarperCollins, pounds 17.50. Learned and judicious essay about abortion, the law and the meaning of life. Review by Conor Gearty, 12 June.
And when did you last see your father? by Blake Morrison. Extremely moving and detailed memoir of the author's late father: elegiac, confessional and funny.
What Henry James Knew by Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Cape, pounds 12.99. Clear and brilliant literary essays, arguments in favour of the unusual idea that the best response to modern horrors is to read more Henry James. Review by Anthony Lane, 3 July.
Change the Name by Anna Kavan, Peter Owen, pounds 15.50. A cool novel with a surprisingly nihilistic heart, about a young middle-class girl's struggle to go to university. Review by Doris Lessing, 5 June.
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indian footballer Peter Biaksangzuala dies after injuring spine doing somersault celebration
- 2 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming that the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Breaking Bad season 6 is still not happening
Doctor Who, Flatline - review: Clara isn’t half bad as the Time Lord
Downton Abbey review series 5, episode 5: Period drama falls disappointingly flat
Star Wars Episode 7 has almost finished filming
X Factor 2014 results: Chloe Jasmine and Stephanie Nala sent home
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage