There is a certain pleasure (however smug) in being ahead of the curve when spotting a particularly gifted writer, and a certain regret when the masses catch up with your discovery. The latter, of course, is the state desired by author and publisher, and Peter May has now made the transition from connoisseurs’ taste to popular bestseller.
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Friday 06 January 2012
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Rowers dressed as Father Christmas escort a gondola ferrying a live nativity scene from St Mark's Basilica to the island of San Giorgio in Venice yesterday.
Monday 12 December 2011
A 14-year-old American boy held hostage in the southern Philippine jungle by the feared Abu Sayyaf rebel group has made an audacious escape, fleeing barefoot and surviving on coconuts for two days while following a river to the nearest village.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Thursday 13 October 2011
It's still another filthy morning of All Black foreboding, the rain clouds scudding in over the running track stadium out in the suburbs. They are accompanied by the overwhelming sense that if Bradley Carnegie Thorn, aged 36, didn't exist he'd have to be created.
Saturday 06 August 2011
A 17-year-old Etonian who dreamt of becoming a doctor was named last night as the victim of a polar bear attack in northern Norway that left him dead and four others seriously injured.
Tuesday 23 May 2006
Sunday 02 April 2006
Monday 23 January 2006
Saturday 07 January 2006
Thursday 22 September 2005
Tuesday 16 August 2005
Friday 12 August 2005
Thursday 11 August 2005
Monday 18 July 2005
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'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
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Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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