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Saturday 24 April 1993
David Dabydeen is a prize-winning poet, and this, his second novel, gleams with a lyrical impulse that threatens at times to stop the story in its tracks. Luckily, it never quite succeeds. A West Indian arrives on the Kent coast to shore up the foundations of a precarious cliff-top village. Through the beguiling and tolerant agency of his landlady, he finds himself exploring instead the uncomfortable history that lies buried, but not quite dead, in the hearts of the village's inhabitants. As the novel proceeds, and the engineer completes his granite sea wall, the ironies mesh and converge: the hero suddenly feels transient and abused. If the theme feels a touch superimposed, there is no denying the grace and poise of the book's steady decline into pathos.
Thursday 10 December 1992
LA PAZ (Reuter) - At least 210 people were killed and hundreds more were missing and feared dead after a landslide buried a camp in Bolivia's northern gold- mining region, Bolivian radio said yesterday.
Boxing: Labours weary Eubank: Nick Halling reports on an underwhelming defence by an overworked champion
Monday 21 September 1992
CHRIS EUBANK retained his World Boxing Organisation super-middleweight title at Glasgow's Scottish Exhibition Centre on Saturday night against the American challenger, Tony Thornton. However, the impression left following the unanimous points verdict, the 33rd victory of an unblemished career, is that the show may not go on for much longer.
Delay threatens Salvador peace: Ruben Zamora, a prominent left-wing politician, talks to Elizabeth Nash about the precarious state of the deal signed to end the 12-year-old civil war
Thursday 10 September 1992
EL SALVADOR, which has been labouring for nine months to implement a UN-brokered peace accord, may not meet the deal's most crucial deadline - for the demobilisation of guerrilla forces - by 31 October as planned.
Monday 31 August 1992
NICE (AP) - Violent rainstorms driven by winds gusting up to 93mph wreaked chaos on the French Riviera, leaving one man dead and dozens of people injured, police said. The storms on Saturday night dumped torrential rain on the parched hillsides and beaches of south-eastern France, causing flash flooding.
BOOK REVIEW / Baring it all in a house of close secrets: 'Digging to Australia' - Lesley Glaister: Secker, 13.99
Sunday 23 August 1992
Lesley Glaister's first novel, Honour Thy Father, was an intense domestic drama which transcended the conventions of a Gothic plot; her third, Digging to Australia, is an accomplished exploration of the inner life of a teenage girl in the Sixties. She writes with unshowy brilliance, mapping the minute geography of family life and tracing the fault lines which threaten its existence.
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