Best exotic marigold adventure
Best exotic marigold adventure

New Zealand’s own spice girls of cuisine tell Greg Dixon about eating their way around india, visa hassles and sharing bunks…

Books: We know we are dying animals
Books: We know we are dying animals

Jean-Paul Sartre once said that the difference between human beings and other animals is that we know we are fastened to…

Books: An adventurous ramble through the canals
Books: An adventurous ramble through the canals

Early in 2009, Nottinghamshire lass Sarah Henshaw wrote to her bank manager, asking for a loan of £30,000 to help set up…

Books: Moving tale of a haunting life
Books: Moving tale of a haunting life

Elspeth Sandys' fiction shows an attentive, lucid, modest writer. The same qualities distinguish this memoir. She was the…

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Books: The lone wolf
Books: The lone wolf

Each year American novelist Richard Ford heads to Ireland to shoot woodcock. Robert McCrum joins him…

Pooh banned from Polish playground

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his "dubious sexuality" and "inappropriate" dress.

Kiwi scriptwriter tells of Stephen Hawking script struggles

A New Zealand scriptwriter has told of an epic 10-year struggle to get a movie based on the life of Stephen Hawking made…

Sex, violence - and a bear

He may have a tendency to get into trouble but Paddington has always been the politest of bears. Now the creator of the…

Claim Carroll no child abuser
Claim Carroll no child abuser

The contemporary image of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll means he is viewed as a social…

Books: New Keyes in time for summer

The Woman Who Stole My Life By Marian Keyes (Michael Joseph) It feels like Marian Keyes has thrown everything she's got…

Books: A dream of making people laugh

In 31 Songs , a 2003 book about his musical tastes, Nick Hornby remembers his younger self's now-mystifying fondness for…

Books: Punk rides again

Comic book artist Ant Sang talks to David Larsen about his ‘transformational journey’

Sarah Vine: 'Being a potty-mouthed show-off doesn't make you a feminist heroine'

The problem with this kind of popularity, though, is that it is based on an ever-decreasing cycle of attention-seeking…

2014's best bad sex scenes
2014's best bad sex scenes

The Bad Sex in Literature Award draw attention to poorly written, perfunctory or redundant passages…

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Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?
Fiction Addiction: What book would you most like your kids to read?

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is the book that most people want to pass on to their children, according to a survey…

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