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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Sunday 27 January 2013
A canoeist died after being pulled from a river in a resuce operation yesterday. The man, in his 30s, became trapped in debris in the River Arkle in the Yorkshire Dales.
Monday 21 January 2013
Snow, snow and more snow. The latest weather forecasts predict the temperature in Britain won't rise much about 0 for the next week, making this the coldest winter the country has seen for some time. But as cold as the winter of 2013 is turning out, it's a beach holiday in the Bahamas compared to the British winters of yesteryear.
Sunday 20 January 2013
The helicopter accident in London is a warning
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Londoners who live, work or commute close to the river may be startled to learn that the Thames is the capital’s thoroughfare for helicopters
Thursday 10 January 2013
The £60m Thames cable car currently running in the Docklands is costing £500,000 a month to run TFL has said.
UK braced for yet more flooding with 76 serious flood warnings in place, including 13 in already-saturated Yorkshire
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Majority of flood warnings in York and surrounding villages
Monday 31 December 2012
The year that royal diamond turned to Olympic gold
Sunday 30 December 2012
Torrential rain falling on already saturated ground saw a raft of flood warnings remain in place across Britain today.
Friday 28 December 2012
Another unwelcome record was entered for Britain’s year of climate misery today - it is the worst for landslides.
Tuesday 25 December 2012
A man will appear in court tomorrow charged with stabbing a 50-year-old man to death in the street.
Friday 21 December 2012
Locals hit the roof as outsiders lift free passes
Sunday 02 December 2012
Stars so famous that even Father Christmas wants their autographs
Friday 23 November 2012
Complaining about Thames’s financial structure should not delay the whole project
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Thames Valley Police said the arrests came after a girl claimed to have been abused in the leafy Buckinghamshire town between 2007 and 2012
Friday 02 November 2012
A drug user has been taken to hospital with anthrax infection after injecting a suspected contaminated batch of heroin.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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