Some authors vanish in plain sight, recalled by their most successful work, which comes to define an entire career. A friend of mine has written mytho-logies, Victoriana, crime and magical realism, but publishers are unable to mention her without inserting the title of her greatest success into her name, in the way that pantomime stars are bracketed by their TV shows. Typecasting is a problem that afflicts most successful writers.
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Tuesday 08 October 2013
Former staff of a development quango were sent for patchwork, pottery and jewellery-making lessons at taxpayers’ expense, an investigation has found.
Sunday 06 October 2013
An 18-year-old woman has been charged with causing the death of a four-month-old baby girl, Scotland Yard said on Sunday night.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Latest blaze compounds safety fears over craft after two similar incidents earlier this year
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Britain's biggest engineers have been asked to develop plans to protect London and £200bn-worth of property from flooding until the end of the century.
Monday 19 August 2013
Over 700 seals have been counted in the Thames Estuary after the first ever count by land, air and sea.
Monday 19 August 2013
Monday 12 August 2013
Thames Water has fired the starting pistol on the race to select builders for up to £1.6bn of contracts to construct the biggest tunnelling project in the UK water industry's history – the super sewer project under the River Thames.
Sunday 11 August 2013
As Wembley prepares to host the Auld Enemy once again with a friendly for the FA's anniversary, it is time Patrick Barclay put the record straight
Friday 09 August 2013
Politicians have been accused of sparking an “open season on ethnic minorities” after the Government issued new guidelines to tackle illegal traveller sites.
Sunday 04 August 2013
Two others have already been arrested
Friday 26 July 2013
Three Men in a Boat is the book I've read more times than any other. I keep returning to it, but not out of choice. It's more of a compulsion, a sudden urge whenever I'm in need of a dose of humanity and laugh-out-loud humour.
Sunday 21 July 2013
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with being drunk and disorderly and two counts of common assault in connection with an incident at Stevenage railway station, Hertfordshire, on 4 July, British Transport Police have confirmed.
Sunday 14 July 2013
Woman had fallen asleep while listening to music with her headphones on and was awoken by the attack
Saturday 13 July 2013
The man who pays his way
Saturday 29 June 2013
British carriers who rent foreign planes in busy periods are likely to face tougher safety checks
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed