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 02 September 2009
The Commonwealth said yesterday that it had suspended Fiji after the Pacific island nation missed a deadline for opening talks on a return to democracy.
Saturday 15 August 2009
Wednesday 15 July 2009
A New Zealand man spent a "wretched" night in a Fiji prison cell after frightened residents and police raided his Freemasons meeting, suspecting witchcraft and sorcery.
Wednesday 17 June 2009
England have cancelled their November international against cash-strapped Fiji and replaced it with a Test against Australia.
Saturday 02 May 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Saturday 07 February 2009
England and Wales progressed to the quarter-finals at the third round of the IRB Sevens Series in Wellington yesterday. England beat France and Canada but lost to Argentina on day one, meaning they qualified in second place in Pool C behind the South American side. They will play Fiji, who topped Pool D, in the last eight.
Wednesday 04 February 2009
A man who murdered his British wife on Fiji was sentenced to life imprisonment today.
Monday 24 November 2008
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Daniel Anderson, who left St Helens at the end of last season, is the new coach of Parramatta, ending any theory that the England boss, Tony Smith, could be tempted by the job. Anderson has been appointed for three years by the Eels, with whom, like Smith, he was once an assistant coach. "I'm incredibly enthusiastic about the opportunity I've been given," said Anderson, whose three and a half successful years with the Saints made him the leading candidate for the post. The waters were muddied last week, however, by claims from Sydney that Smith had thrown his hat into the ring. The England coach, still with a year to run on his contract, denied any interest in the job.
Saturday 15 November 2008
This World Cup gets worse for England who have been accused of failing to do enough to promote today's semi-final against New Zealand here. "It's the semi-final of the World Cup and we all have a duty to do the best for the game," said the Kiwis' coach Stephen Kearney at his final press conference before the game.
Monday 10 November 2008
Saturday 08 November 2008
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