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BEETHOVEN Overtures: Leonore; Fidelio etc Cleveland Orchestra/ George Szell; Louis Lane Recorded 1963-1970 Sony `Essential Classics' SBK 63062;

property: Money grows on trees

A beautiful garden can add 20 per cent to the value of a house, writes Rosalind Russell

Hodder Headline lifts volume and profits after price war

Hodder Headline, the book publisher and distributor which helped end the Net Book Agreement, one of the country's last surviving restrictive practices, yesterday reported a recovery in results last year.

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Books

Book review / Something nasty in the den

IF HE LIVED by Jon Stephen Fink Cape pounds 9.99

Books Fiction: What Maisie knew

THE GOD CHILD by Paul Sayer, Bloomsbury pounds 14.99

Bring me a dream

'The Sandman' is a comic that sells a million a year, even to people who don't like comics. So why has Neil Gaiman killed it off and decamped to TV?

Comment: Persuasion: a devil of a challenge for both parties

Who do the Tories think Tony Blair is? From Bambi, the ineffectual and over-nice leader of an unreconstructed party, he metamorphosed into Stalin, the dictatorial and arbitrary dictator of a cowed membership, and has now become Randall Flagg Blair, the red-eyed Stephen King-type horror depicted in the latest "New Labour, New Danger" poster.

Plan to extend protection for buried treasure

STEPHEN GOODWIN

Author makes history with serial thriller

MARIANNE MACDONALD

Letter: Resurrection of Crystal Palace

From Mr Stephen King

Japanese pondering Gestetner takeover

MAGNUS GRIMOND

Rolling through the night on a train of thought

ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Once and future King

Stephen King's work has inspired dozens of horror movies, but now The S hawshank Redemption has delivered the biggest shock of them all. Nick Hasted re ports

as others see it : Book markers

One legacy of the 19th century is the exceptional range of bookshops throughout Britain, from Cornwall to Scotland. If a study by Bertelsmann is to be believed, the British were among the biggest consumers of books in 1994, with 74 per cent of the population reading books, just lower than the Dutch (77), but higher than the Germans (70), French (66), Italians (51) and Spanish (50). In total nearly 83,000 new titles appeared in 1993, compared with 41,000 in France.
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