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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Friday 12 August 2011
A search for a crew member missing after a tug capsized and sank on the River Thames in London was called off tonight as marine accident experts began an investigation into the accident.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
A flat where schoolgirl Milly Dowler is alleged to have been killed was repainted and steam-cleaned before police became suspicious, the Old Bailey heard today.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler broke down after being questioned about her daughter's last few days.
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Forth Ports has accepted a £760m bid from Arcus, the infrastructure investor, ending a year-long pursuit of Britain's last listed ports group.
Monday 21 March 2011
Hundreds of volunteers give the banks of the Thames in west London a deep clean yesterday, to mark the lowest daytime tides of 2011.
Friday 18 February 2011
PC George Alleway doesn't believe he did anything out of the ordinary after CCTV was released showing him saving a man from the Thames.
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Laid bare, the remains of a beast that captivated a nation one dark winter.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
The family of a senior music executive are "devestated" after he died when a boat carrying six passengers capsized.
Monday 03 January 2011
Police divers searching for two missing men after a boat carrying six passengers capsized have found a body, police said.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
A company whose products are found in Big Ben's clock tower and the Thames Barrier has returned a half-year profit for the first time in two years.
Friday 05 November 2010
A family of badgers – two adults and three young – visit my garden. I've taken pictures, but they are so shy they disappear at the slightest sound. The female is the one with the mottled nose. When badgers fight, they often grab their opponent's nose and bite. The pinkish colouring is scar tissue from battles.
Monday 01 November 2010
A town is considering a change of name in a bid to shake off links with the comedy character Ali G, local councillors said today.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Lives will be put at risk if councils scrap speed cameras, the AA warns. A recent switch-off of cameras in the Thames Valley area alarmed residents and there now appeared to be a "road safety policy void", the motoring group said.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Enough fat to fill nine double-decker buses is being removed from sewers under London's Leicester Square.
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