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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Monday 04 October 2010
The former Prime Minister of Fiji has been arrested by the country's autocratic regime on charges that he broke emergency regulations by holding public meetings.
Sunday 19 September 2010
Fresh tensions at the top of the coalition erupted last night last night as a senior Liberal Democrat branded their Conservative coalition partners "Neanderthals" who had not "arrived in the 21st century".
Sunday 22 August 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
Something To Declare: Cut-price comfort in western Canada; Mumbai airport transfers; The train in Spain; Fiji, via the Far East
Saturday 17 July 2010
Tip of the week: Cut-price comfort in western Canada
Thursday 17 June 2010
Two soldiers shot dead in separate incidents in the Nad-e Ali district of Afghanistan on Tuesday have been named by the Ministry of Defence as Corporal Taniela Tolevu Rogoiruwai, 32, and Kingsman Ponipate Tagitaginimoce, 29, both of 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Monday 31 May 2010
After 10 defeats in as many finals stretching back to before the Second World War, Clermont Auvergne tasted glory at long last by defeating the holders Perpignan 19-6 to clinch their first French championship title at the Stade de France on Saturday.
Friday 16 April 2010
Oxfam had its biggest windfall at an auction after a 19th-century book that was donated to one of the charity's shops sold for £37,200.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
Vatukoula, a gold miner that is listed on the Alternative Investment Market, is expected to announce a near doubling of its sales tomorrow.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Fiji declared a state of emergency today and ordered troops to launch relief operations in northern regions battered by a powerful cyclone that knocked out power and forced thousands of people to flee into shelters.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Former All Black Robin Brooke has apologised on national television to the teenage girl whose backside he groped in Fiji on New Year's Eve and will undergo alcohol counselling, donate to charity and reimburse airfares and legal fees.
Sunday 07 February 2010
Moray Low's memory of what happened on the pitch when he first came to Murrayfield for a Scotland-France game is somewhat hazy. "I was a kid with my dad, sitting in the corner up there," the Glasgow prop recalled, pointing towards the junction of the west and north stands. "I was only five and all these French people were shouting and cheering and blowing trumpets. I had a big French guy next to me smoking a cigar and I was scared of him. I wanted to go before the end."
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