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The troubled star is set to give fans the biggest insight into her life away from the headlines

A retreat to Monkey Island

Gothic by Richard Davenport-Hynes Fourth Estate pounds 20

The Secret Of My Success: Lisa l'Anson

LISA L'ANSON is a former MTV presenter and the voice behind Radio 1's weekend lunchtime shows. She is currently organising a three-day concert in Ghana on behalf of Luciano Pavarotti's charity, War Child.

Lewinsky to break silence on Clinton

MONICA LEWINSKY is set to break her silence on her affair with the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, in deals with British and American television. Channel 4 was last night on the brink of signing a pounds 400,000 deal with the former Whitehouse intern, whose silence has enabled her lawyers to instigate a global bidding war for her story.

Lewinsky to break her silence on Clinton affair

MONICA LEWINSKY is to break her silence on her affair with the President of the United States, Bill Clinton, in deals with British and American television. Channel 4 was last night on the brink of signing a pounds 400,000 deal with the former White House intern, whose silence has enabled her lawyers to instigate a global bidding war for her story.

Tuesday Books: Black novels in `noir' tradition

A LESSON BEFORE DYING BY ERNEST J GAINES, SERPENT'S TAIL, pounds 9.99 I CAN'T WAIT ON GOD BY ALBERT FRENCH, SECKER & WARBURG, pounds 9.99

Reducing slavery to a talk-show topic

Alissa Quart

Television: It's a piece of faith-cake

What's the difference between a talk show and a chat show? Nicholas Barber on television and the art of conversation

Letter From Hollywood: What makes Sammy sell?

When Budd Schulberg presented the manuscript of his now-notorious Hollywood novel What Makes Sammy Run? to his publishers at Random House in 1940, he was warned not to expect much in the way of sales. "The trouble," editor Bennet Cerf said, "is that people who read novels have no interest in Hollywood, and the people who go to movies don't read books."

Oprah lends her weight to thin lobby

BIG GIRLS don't cry. But newly trim ones do, especially when their reward for losing 20lb is their photograph on the cover of the fashion bible American Vogue.

Republicans reject talk of early deal

WHITE HOUSE efforts to spare Bill Clinton the ordeal of impeachment hearings suffered an early setback yesterday when senior Republicans rejected Democrat proposals for a deal. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, and the chairman of the House judiciary committee, Henry Hyde, also rejected Democrats' calls for a decision within 30 days, saying the committee should have time to complete its investigation first.

Britons go down the pub - for a good read

BRITONS are getting stuck into books like never before. The Government may be concerned that a quarter of adults suffer from very poor literacy - last week it launched the National Year of Reading to promote the consumption of novels - but it appears that the rest of us need little encouragement to keep turning the pages.

Ned Sherrin and John Birt love her. And so do you

All around Britain, middle-class people are are coming out of the closet about their predilection for 'Blind Date'. James Rampton finds out why it's now okay to love the irrepressible Cilla Black

Out of one closet, into the next one

Normal, sexy, boy-interested girls play hockey, and look like a horse

Literature: Expulsion from the garden

"The neighbours seemed pleased when the babies smothered. Probably because the mint-green Cadillac in which they died had annoyed them for some time. They did all the right things, of course: brought food, telephoned their sorrow, got up a collection; but the shine of excitement in their eyes was clear.
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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

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Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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