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In interviews published today, Trierweiler says she “fell from a skyscraper” when she learned that Hollande was having an affair with an actress

Love and Summer, By William Trevor

What seems at first like a perfunctory tale of young love thwarted soon becomes something else in William Trevor's expert hands, yet the small twists that take place are never less than psychologically true.

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Andre Agassi said he has no regrets about baring his life in his recently published memoirs and his use of crystal meth despite criticism from the tennis community, adding that his wife Steffi Graf was proud of him.

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With the Raconteurs on hold while Jack White hangs out with his new, (familiar) Dead Weather friends, guitarist and singer-songwriter Benson is free to explore his own slightly less powerful power pop.

Mother-of-six branded 'a disgrace' after leaving family for son's 18-year-old friend

A Falmouth mother reported to have fled the family home to take up with her son's 18-year-old friend has been branded a "disgrace" by her former partner.

The Locust and the Bird, By Hanan Al-Shaykh trans Roger Allen

Exile and displacement can provoke heroic stories of quests and adventures: tales fraught with nostalgia, narratives pierced by willed gaps. From contemporary diasporas there pours a stream of autobiographical writing, which we thirst for in order to invigorate our sense of our parched world. This tender memoir, The Locust and the Bird, taking off from the folklore motif of the attraction of opposites, courageously addresses both the themes of geographical separation and the jagged motifs of mother-daughter conflict. Finally, it draws them beautifully together.

Last Chance Harvey (12A)

In this autumnal romance Dustin Hoffman plays a disappointed musician (he writes jingles for a living) who flies to London for the wedding of his only daughter.

How Piaf's fickle heart settled on a 'blond angel'

Letters reveal singer's dreams of settling down with champion cyclist revealed

The Blue Hour: A Portrait of Jean Rhys, by Lilian Pizzichini

Pain, beauty and a sea of troubles

Bell rings winning tune with fillies

Moneycantbuymelove wins Oaks trial to boost Epsom claims of stablemate Sariska

'I enjoy seeing children smile for the first time'

Five years ago, when Janie Ashton was in her thirties, she and her husband started offering short-term and respite care for babies and younger children.

How hard is it to move house?

Very, says Jonathan Christie, who has kept a diary of his struggle to sell up

Book of a Lifetime: Four Quartets, By T S Eliot

Some books, like some pieces of music, works of art, conversations, people, change everything: once experienced, nothing is ever the same again. From many such before-and-after books I have chosen Four Quartets by T S Eliot (1943). I had read The Waste Land at school, but it wasn't until my first term at Cambridge that I discovered the Quartets in G David, a legendary second-hand bookstore. Pulling out an elegant Faber edition, I skimmed the first few lines of "Burnt Norton", felt the instant clamour in my head and heart and promptly threw down my paltry two quid. Rushing back to college, I gobbled up all four poems in one breathless, astonished sitting.

The House at Midnight, By Lucie Whitehouse

The story is narrated by Jo, who has been close friends with Lucas, the new owner of Stoneborough Manor, all through university. Much to the chagrin of his other friend, the dangerously charming Danny, Jo and Lucas fall in love, just when Lucas had decided to give up his job in London and share the stately home with Danny in order to embark on a series of creative projects together.

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