Adam Foulds’s last novel, The Quickening Maze, was a truly superb study in madness and early psychiatric methods, combining the intellectual and the visceral in often startling ways (few will forget his description of the “dismantling” of a deer). In this latest work, he retains that powerful blend and focuses on another kind of madness: the madness of war.
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Tuesday 18 November 2008
AC Milan have dismissed reports that Andriy Shevchenko is poised to join Real Madrid.
Friday 07 November 2008
Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero would prefer winning the Champions League to the Scudetto this season.
Saturday 20 September 2008
Friday 11 July 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
The Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or was won by the French production Entre les murs (The Class) last night. The film, directed by Laurent Cantet, used teachers and students to chronicle a year in the life of an inner-city school. "The film we wanted to make had to be a reflection of French society – multiple, many-faceted, complex," said Cantet. "Sometimes also with friction that the film does not try to cover up."
Wednesday 23 April 2008
Younes Kaboul's agent claims Juventus are among a host of top European clubs interested in the Tottenham Hotspur defender if he becomes available this summer.
Saturday 16 February 2008
Friday 08 February 2008
Police in Italy and the FBI in New York have arrested dozens of alleged gangsters belonging to the most notorious Sicilian crime families in a closely co-ordinated international operation.
Wednesday 30 January 2008
The England manager Fabio Capello is improving his English skills all the time, according to his Football Association colleague, Sir Trevor Brooking.
Saturday 01 December 2007
A leading Mafia suspect, on the run since the boss of the Cosa Nostra was captured last month, was arrested at his girlfriend's home while watching Capo di Capi, the television drama that tells the true story of the blood-thirsty mafioso Toto Riina.
Sunday 26 November 2006
1. Spun Floor Lamp by Sebastian Wrong for Flos This is a fantastic light. It marries references that we are all familiar with in a very fresh way and holds a real presence in a room. It doesn't need a lot of working out - it just works, you don't have to deconstruct what's going on with it, it just sits there and looks magnificent. It comes in both a standing light and a table version. £680, SCP, www.scp.co.uk
Thursday 18 August 2005
Tuesday 02 August 2005
Sunday 19 June 2005
Monday 07 February 2005
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27