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Sunset boulevards

Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux, Hamish Hamilton, pounds 16.99

Can't love ya 'cos ya phone's too big

Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell, Abacus, pounds 7.99

Books: A child's garden of curses

E Jane Dickson applauds a double vision of dark secrets

Crimplene headscarves and high street grotesques

Charlotte Cory's tale of small-town greed doesn't hit the jackpot for E.Jane Dickson; The Guest by Charlotte Cory Faber, pounds 15.99

Books: A wild and crazy Why

The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder Secker, pounds 15.99; E Jane Dickson discovers that `esse est percipi' can be fun

Killing time

E Jane Dickson learns about the hangman's soul: A Perfect Execution by Tim Binding, Picador, pounds 15.99

Our Lady of Pain

Frida Kahlo was the Mater Dolorosa of Mexican art. E Jane Dickson reads her baroque and ghoulish diary; The Diary of Frida Kahlo intro. Carlos Fuentes Bloomsbury, pounds 25

The red brigade

Lipstick by Chanel, grooming by Biko, methods by Mao: Barbara Follett i s the moving spirit behind Emily's List, a feminist network designed to help Labour women into Parliament. She discussed forward planning in the home, the wonders of wealth, and the dea rth of ladies' loos with E JANE DICKSON
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