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A source described the clash as a 'battle between two divas'

James Taylor Night, BBC4 <br />The Invisibles, BBC1<br />Britain's Youngest Grannies, BBC3<br />Peep Show, Channel 4

A night devoted to James Taylor showed the old folkie's magic can still charm &ndash; unlike a peep behind the scenes at maison Austen

Andrew Gilligan: My war with Ken Livingstone

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Monster Love, By Carol Topolski

A gripping story of two remorseless psychopaths ultimately loses its way

Last Night's TV: Give me plain Jane, not soft porn

Sense and Sensibility, BBC1; Jam and Jerusalem, BBC1

The Third Leader: Darkness before dawn?

Readers, we have been here before. One thinks of Alfred, Harold, the Armada, Dunkirk. Actually, scrub Harold, as his second test proved fatal. But you catch my drift: darkest, as you will have witnessed, before dawn.

You can't do that in a Victorian novel!

2006 looks like being another strong year for British fiction. Suzi Feay previews some of the delights in store

Specimen Days by Michael Cunningham

Replicants, aliens and a perfect white bowl

LETTER: Individual voice

Sir: You close your appreciative obituary of Bernard Stone, bookseller and publisher, (8 February) with the assertion that "The age of the individualist in the book world is over." No it isn't.

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A beautiful victory at the Booker for tale of gay love in Thatcherite Britain

The jury for the Man Booker Prize for fiction ignored the hottest favourite for years and delighted the bookies last night by making Alan Hollinghurst the £50,000 winner.

Books: A phantom menace that stalks the earth

Lawrence Norfolk applauds the globe-trotting, shape-shifting ambitions of an astonishing fictional debut; Ghostwritten by David Mitchell Sceptre, pounds 10, 436pp

Golf: First Tee - Drawn in hook, slice and sinker

IT IS the multi-million dollar question. Could Jean Van de Velde have got it out of that blasted burn to win the 128th Open? Not in a million years, according to David Mitchell, the captain of Carnoustie Golf Club.

Golf-Open `99: Caddie not at fault for debacle

Despite criticism of `Christophe', Jean Van de Velde can have no one to blame but himself.
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