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Friday 08 October 2010
The one drawback to this novel of the Spanish Civil War is its cover. While the picture is beautiful, if irrelevant, the title doesn't do justice to the original. Sangre Ajena has more the sense of alien (foreign) or bad (strange) blood: "wrong" sounds too much like a transfusion of an unmatched group. And the flyleaf leads the reader to anticipate a plot line that simply doesn't materialise.
Thursday 30 September 2010
Shooing Rosie Winterton into the post of Chief Whip by persuading every other candidate to stand aside was Ed Miliband's neat way of spiking the stupid practice of holding an election for this post.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
The wife of a British soldier killed in Afghanistan said today that his death would leave a "gaping hole" in his family's life.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
A grieving family discovered a casket of ashes buried in their loved one's grave, police said today.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
A police sergeant faces the sack after being caught on CCTV injuring a woman by pushing her into a cell, it emerged today.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
A police officer accused of attacking a terror suspect is suing his force for racial discrimination.
Monday 23 August 2010
A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash, police said today.
Monday 26 July 2010
Thursday 22 July 2010
A decision not to prosecute the officer who assaulted Ian Tomlinson is the latest example of a "culture of impunity" for police who break the law, it was claimed today.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Living with Brucie began with some helpful hints on deportment for the elderly: "Old people walk like this," said Brucie, shuffling across the screen in a parody of a geriatric dodder. "You've seen them, haven't you? You've seen them everywhere... Now the first thing they should do is raise their diaphragm..." Brucie walked back again, slightly more upright this time. "OK... they still look old..." he said, shuffling back for another pass. "Raise the diaphragm and swing the arms... They still look old, don't they?" He went back to his starting position for the final improvement. "But. The missing link is... move your shoulders with your arms and then you've got someone who is old but he can walk, and he has a rhythm about it." Brucie did a jaunty little stroll and then turned triumphantly to the camera, to make a direct address to his younger viewers. "Do what I've just done and you will solve Not Looking Quite As Old As People Think You Are." Brucie is now 82, an age when most people would assume that they might count as "Them" too, but he appears to feel that time operates differently for him. Asked towards the end of David Nath's film whether he'd given any thought to his funeral arrangements, he replied, entirely without irony: "When it gets near to the time I think I will give it great thought." No immediate rush, obviously.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
A man ejected from a pub in Australia broke into a zoo and climbed on to the back of a crocodile named Fatso, which bit him on the leg but then let him go.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
A British serviceman killed in an explosion in Afghanistan was a "model soldier", his comrades said today.
Wednesday 30 June 2010
The bodies of seven British soldiers and Marines killed in 10 days of violence in Afghanistan were flown home yesterday.
Monday 21 June 2010
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo ran away with the British MotoGP from pole position for Yamaha at Silverstone yesterday to extend his championship lead to 37 points.
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