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Catherine Pepinster is the editor of The Tablet, the Catholic weekly

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Callil defends English fiction

THE chairman of this year's Booker Prize judges, Carmen Callil, will launch a forceful attack on the carping critics responsible for the "obsessive denigration of English fiction" at this year's awards dinner.

What the Duke said about the bishops ...

Every bishop in Britain should be issued with a copy of a classic Victorian book on individual responsibility, according to the Duke of Edinburgh. They need it, he says, because they don't know the difference between individual responsibility and selfishness.

Biography reveals Harold Pinter's affair with Joan Bakewell

Harold Pinter, Britain's leading playwright, had a seven-year affair with Joan Bakewell, the television presenter, during his tempestuous marriage to the actress Vivien Merchant.

The writer's tale: how a story chose an author and wowed the critics

Canada's top author tells Catherine Pepinster about her new book's spiritual inspiration

Labour don says art needs a rich elite

Catherine Pepinster meets a left-winger who wants more Saatchis and Sainsburys

Our tower's bigger than yours: City and Docklands in skyscraper duel

Norman Foster designs 1,000ft block for bombed Baltic Exchange site

Biryani on pre-flight menu at Heathrow

Need something to settle the stomach for that turbulent trip? From next month, airline travellers will be able to enjoy an unlikely pre-flight, but quintessentially English dish - the curry - at Heathrow.

In England's green and multiplexed land

First we had a plague of out-of-town supermarkets. Now it is leisure centres.

Paula, you'd be better off alone

Catherine Pepinster asks why so many of us still pursue marriage when it so often fails

The facts of life on a low income

The poor are not an underclass. According to a study to be published this week, they are people who want to work, want a decent home, and yearn for an income that will pay their bills.
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