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Saturday 30 January 1993
THE ALPINE Garden Society, which has more members than any other specialist horticultural society in Britain, has published a handbook on saxifrages, of which more than 600 kinds are available in this country. What the kindergarten alpine gardener needs is a clear indication of the varieties most likely to succeed. The AGS calls the book A Gardener's Guide to the Genus, but this information is not clearly signposted. As for valuable general advice on cultivation, you have to ferret under the Kabschia subsection.
BOOK REVIEW / Martyr to marriage: La femme de Gilles - Madeleine Bourdouxhe trs Faith Evans: Lime Tree, pounds 7.99
Sunday 03 January 1993
IN The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir praised La Femme de Gilles for its clarity of vision and for its tender portrayal of male and female sexuality. It has taken over half a century for this haunting slim novel to appear in English (though the title is untranslated for reasons of ironic double entendre), so hats off to Faith Evans for retrieving the work of Madeleine Bourdouxhe - now 87 and living in Brussels - and for such an elegant English rendering.
Sunday 27 September 1992
WHEN he, A, first sees the woman of his dreams, B, she is 'enthroned' - on a Nautilus machine. But her regal pose does not stop the manager evicting her from the gym. She might be, he explains to A, a criminal. Though she looks tough and wiry, A immediately senses she is 'desperately in need of someone to love and protect her'.
Saturday 26 September 1992
THE first couple of weeks you just thought it would improve. Here was one of our most appealing comedians delivering scripts written by the funniest man on British television. Surely, between them Julian Clary and Paul Merton would be able to raise a titter. But three weeks on Terry and Julian (Channel 4) shows every sign of getting worse.
Wednesday 23 September 1992
LLOYD'S of London is in dispute with two firms of architects who were involved with its new and old headquarters. The insurance giant is suing DEGW over delays in the completion of its Lime Street building where a refurbishment programme ran two years late on the original contract. Meanwhile, Sir Richard Rogers is locked in a battle over fees of more than pounds 250,000 which he believes the Richard Rogers Partnership is owed for design work on the award-winning Lloyd's building.
Racing: President poised to lift Cole's campaign: Paul Hayward on a colt whose talent can contribute to his trainer's title chance
Friday 11 September 1992
PAUL COLE's chances of retaining his title of champion trainer look thin when you consider he is pounds 750,000 behind Richard Hannon in the prize-money table. They look a good deal better when you study the team of two-year-olds Cole has honed for autumn's largest targets.
Saturday 15 August 1992
IT WAS a tearful end to a cold, wet vigil. Men, women and children wept as their campaign to save a row of four lime trees from being felled to make way for a new supermarket in suburban Bristol ended in failure yesterday.
Friday 14 August 1992
Protesters tied themselves to a group of 100-year-old lime trees in Redland, Bristol, in an effort to prevent them being felled to make way for a Tesco supermarket.
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