Gardeners have a habit of going on about their planting disasters, instead of celebrating their successes, says our green-fingered correspondent...
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Friday 14 August 2009
Following in the footsteps of once-popular novelists Rose Macaulay and Margaret Kennedy, Josa Young debuts with an entertaining and charming romance about love, sex and the upper-middle classes behaving badly.
Monday 10 August 2009
Saturday 04 July 2009
At first glance, the news that Vikram Seth will, in four years, reprise his much-loved but muscle-straining saga A Suitable Boy with a sequel confirms the major plot-line in the book business just now. The recession has meant that, while most established authors are suffering, a small elite of bankable bestsellers is doing as well – or better – than ever. A rock-solid sales record can still open doors and wallets.
Saturday 20 June 2009
Saturday 13 June 2009
Thursday 04 June 2009
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson fell chest-deep into a river today in what he described as "the ultimate sacrifice" to promote volunteering.
Wednesday 27 May 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
Saturday 23 May 2009
Two people were killed and at least a dozen wounded when an explosion ripped through a church near the Nepali capital today, police said, hours before the country's parliament was set to elect a new prime minister.
Saturday 11 April 2009
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Most lay people know that Mount Everest is the highest in the world. What is less well known is that to reach the summit it is necessary to go up and down it about five times.
Tuesday 07 April 2009
Saturday 14 March 2009
Sunday 18 January 2009
Monday 12 January 2009
The death of the British adventurer, Rob Gauntlett, 21, who died climbing in the French Alps at the weekend with his equally young companion, James Atkinson, has been called a tragedy. The response is understandable, and yet the tragic description does not really fit.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 4 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 5 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama