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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Saturday 15 June 2013
From cities at twilight to the Grachtenfestival
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Seven bodies recovered, two people still missing, and four injured
Sunday 17 March 2013
If you’ve been to any of the bigger tourist attractions in the capital of late, you’ll know that the ticket prices at the Tower of London are criminal and the queues at the London Eye are enough to drive anyone to murder. But there’s plenty on offer for tourists who want to something a little bit different… and a good bit darker. My book, Criminal London, a Sightseer’s Guide to a Capital of Crime, gives the low-down on the capital’s low-life.
Thursday 14 March 2013
Police seized assets worth €46m (£40m) from the upmarket jeweller Bulgari today in a tax evasion inquiry.
Thursday 07 March 2013
A look at the Italian perspective ahead of tonight's Europa League tie
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Now... On 21 February, DialAFlight has a week at the five-star Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in Saint Lucia for £1,349pp, with Virgin Atlantic flights from Gatwick, breakfast and a three-course dinner at the hotel's restaurant which specialises in "cacao cuisine". Book by Friday. Dialaflight.com
Thursday 31 January 2013
Midfielder joins Serie A side until the end of the season
Sunday 18 November 2012
Travel Agenda: Summer in Sicily, Key best, Double Dutch, Parisian chic, Silver lining, Local hangout, Mara watch, 615
Friday 16 November 2012
Where to go and what to know
Thursday 08 November 2012
Newcastle keeper Tim Krul is urging his young team-mates to make the most of their Europa League chances as they attempt to force their way into Alan Pardew's plans.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Former bastion of homophobia has overtaken north on equality, says Milanese newspaper
Saturday 28 July 2012
If you're heading for Sicily this autumn, Peter Robb's masterpiece Midnight in Sicily is de rigueur. If Naples and environs is your goal, you may be better off saving this extraordinary work until you get back. The muscular exuberance of Robb's style – one of the finest in contemporary English – is perfectly suited to Neapolitan brio but the central topic of this book is the art of the 16th century.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The struggles of Italy's poorer southern cities came under the spotlight yesterday as the Government moved to play down fears of a default by Sicily.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Now... See Barcelona from the striking surrounds of the Grand Hotel Central, where a luxury four-night break is offered by Kirker Holidays for £686pp with breakfast, private transfers and BA flights from Heathrow in July and August. kirkerholidays.com
Saturday 24 March 2012
An Italian man who suffered what he claims was clerical sex abuse as a 14-year-old has secretly recorded his attacker, now a senior Sicilian church figure, appearing to admit the crimes in a chilling case that throws the spotlight on the wider issue of clerical paedophilia in Italy, which many observers say is still being swept under the carpet.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales