Who's reading whom
Saturday 29 June 1996
I'm immersed in Doris Lessing's new novel, Love Again (Cape), which I'm recording as an audiobook. I've read it three times to get the dialogue right, and I still find it intriguing. It examines the sexual arousal of a woman in her mid-sixties who has inadvertently fallen in love and is written in an extremely detailed, honest way. It's as though Lessing is chopping down the jungle of sexual prejudice around the notion of older people having sex - in that respect alone, it's exhilarating to read. I have also just finished reading a collection of Lorrie Moore's short stories, Self Help (Faber).
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
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 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'