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Wine: While we were all basking in glorious summer sunshine, anyone who took off for Chiantishire will be only too aware of the Pandora's box of rain and hail that dumped on Italy in August

Hockey: Giles raises England hopes

Calum Giles, England's penalty corner specialist, was in fine form in this weekend's England training matches. He scored two hat-tricks as the coach, David Whitaker, made final preparations for the Champions Trophy in Berlin next Saturday, writes Bill Colwill.

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In the present discussions on Japanese war guilt there has been no mention of the magnificent apologias sent out by some of that country's leading film-makers in the late 1950s and early 1960s - Kobayashi's trilogy The Human Condition, Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp, and Fires on the Plain.

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The dark half of the moon: No-one agrees about Lawrence and Frieda. Geoff Dyer sees why they still trouble us

BRENDA Maddox introduces her absorbing new biography, The Married Man (Sinclair-Stevenson, pounds 14.99), by answering the unvoiced question of every potential reader: why another life of DH Lawrence? 'Because, for all his contradictoriness, he is not a spent force like George Bernard Shaw or HG Wells.' The force of Lawrence's personality and writing animate even hack biographies like Jeffrey Meyers', but few have brought us closer to the source of this power than Maddox. As she acknowledges in her introduction, she has had the advantage of being able to draw on one of the great academic publishing undertakings of recent years: the seven-volume Cambridge edition of Lawrence's letters, the last instalment of which appeared last year. Access to this magnificent resource is one of the reasons why the dead writer emerges from Maddox's pages as vividly as he does from the testimonies of those who found that he had crashed into their lives, and who recorded the effect while still reeling from the impact.

'Mafia' jail to close

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Food & Drink: The Midi strikes back: Languedoc-Roussillon is raising its standards and producing high-quality grapes, says Anthony Rose

A transformation has been taking place in the tranquil vineyards glimpsed from the Mediterranean road that hugs the coast from Nimes via Montpellier to the Pyrenees. The Languedoc-Roussillon, oldest and biggest of France's wine regions, with a vineyard area five times that of Australia, is producing wines that have begun to rival those of the new world in drinkability and value.

Travel: Coasting along towards Cagliari: Chris Arnot learns how to drive like an Italian, then takes his family on a tour of the beautiful bays and idyllic beaches of Sardinia

The last-minute rush to board the ferry to Carloforte was competitive. Umpteen cars converged on the same space, every one of them going backwards. My middle daughter's 16-year-old Sardinian friend, Anna, had warned us that it would be like this. 'Keep close to us,' she advised, 'and drive like an Italian.'

People: Monroe one of Brando's 'too many' affairs

THE MAN who says he has had 'too many affairs to think of myself as a normal, rational man', Marlon Brando, reveals in his forthcoming autobiography that he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe.
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