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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Thursday 06 November 2008
Wednesday 05 November 2008
The Pacific Islanders will provide a familiar and ferocious challenge to Martin Johnson's new-look England team at Twickenham this weekend.
Tuesday 13 May 2008
The Commonwealth restored Pakistan's membership yesterday in recognition of the democratic steps taken there since the country rescinded emergency rule late last year.
Thursday 21 February 2008
A few days before it was announced that Fidel Castro was stepping down as the President of Cuba, a gigantic image of Gordon Brown, with a red flower jauntily tucked behind his right ear, was projected on to the side of the Houses of Parliament.
Wednesday 20 February 2008
It is one of the world's most exotic locations and is blessed with beautiful golden beaches and tropical blue seas, so you'd think the last thing needed to entice visitors to Fiji would be a picture of Gordon Brown with a scarlet flower in his hair.
Saturday 09 February 2008
Monday 05 June 2006
Saturday 03 June 2006
Destination of the week: book shops
Monday 22 May 2006
This week's visit to Washington by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, will be scrutinised primarily for what he and George Bush have to say about Iran's nuclear enrichment programme.
Sunday 20 November 2005
Saturday 12 November 2005
Wednesday 12 October 2005
Monday 21 March 2005
Friday 10 December 2004
Tuesday 28 September 2004
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
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