From the one who “Came to Tea” to Life of Pi, there is a PhD thesis waiting to be written about tigers as a metaphor in fiction. The beast that stalks this unusual Australian literary debut is an imaginary one, but to Ruth, a 75-year-old widow whose two adult sons dutifully watch over her from homes abroad, he’s terrifyingly real. At night she wakes to hear him prowling her isolated beach house in New South Wales and wonders if she’s losing her mind.
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Wednesday 18 July 2012
Rock veterans Status Quo are to enjoy a career resurgence with two feature films celebrating 50 years of heads-down boogie.
Monday 25 June 2012
Head coach Andy Robinson believes Scotland can build on a successful summer tour in their tough autumn Test schedule.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Samoa 16 Scotland 17
Monday 11 June 2012
In a poor advertisement for French rugby on Saturday night, Toulouse won the domestic title for a record 19th time, beating Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon 18-12 in a dour but ferociously-contested match at Stade de France in Paris.
Monday 16 April 2012
Status Quo are swapping gold discs for the silver screen - by launching a movie career.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Wales international Lloyd Burns is facing the possibility of heart surgery after being forced to retire from rugby. forced
Friday 30 March 2012
So now, naturally, English rugby union agonises over whether Stuart Lancaster should have been thanked, patted on his head and sent on his way with his pail of water and cleaning utensils.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving to Fiji.
Thursday 23 February 2012
Gloucester have announced the signing of Australia international hooker Huia Edmonds.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Losses leave bitter taste at Thorntons
Monday 13 February 2012
Graham Steadman's contract as Scotland defence coach will not be renewed at the end of the season. The Scottish Rugby Union is refusing to comment, but it is understood that the 50-year-old will not remain in the post after his deal expires.
Monday 05 September 2011
South Africa today began the final week of preparation before launching their world title defence, with star wing Bryan Habana declaring: "We are here for business."
Monday 05 September 2011
Thursday 04 August 2011
Colonel Sanders appears to have met his match in Fiji, with KFC closing all three of its outlets on the Pacific island after the food-safety agency slapped the restaurant chain's top-secret herbs and spices blend in quarantine.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
So this is how my day goes. I ask my colleagues what they think I should write about today, hoping that they’ll supply the inspiration I’m missing.
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