Peter Capaldi as the villain is patently over-qualified
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Saturday 12 July 2008
Sunday 29 June 2008
This semi-fictionalised account of the All Blacks' first ever tour of Great Britain in 1905 is written in the first person plural, and records the New Zealanders' growing fame as they notched up a string of one-sided victories (final points tally 830 for, 39 against). There are good descriptions of the sporting action and of the New Zealanders' impressions of this crowded, industrialised, often inhospitable nation, while its nostalgic appeal is strong (it's nice to read about a rugby team who all smoke pipes).
Sunday 22 June 2008
Friday 25 April 2008
In his long history of legal calamity, David Irving has confronted and lost to courtroom adversaries from the publisher Penguin, to a British Second World War convoy commander, to the Austrian state. To that list can now be added Jennie Allen, the 60-year-old owner of a B&B in the genteel London suburb of Kew.
Wednesday 19 March 2008
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Sunday 06 March 2005
Troubled teenagers will be sent to a prestigious new breed of state-sponsored boarding schools under government plans to rescue inner-city education.
Sunday 06 February 2005
Sunday 29 August 2004
Tuesday 11 May 2004
Saturday 13 September 2003
Sunday 15 June 2003
Sunday 15 June 2003
Tuesday 03 December 2002
Tuesday 16 May 2000
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
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