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  1. Lifestyle - Health - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Only severely ill should be tested for new virus, WHO says

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 02:15pm by Reuters in London

    ... a family called coronaviruses, which also includes viruses that cause the common cold and Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which emerged in China in 2002 and killed around a tenth ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Bookies rate the Man Booker's six shortlisted novels

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd looks at the bookies' odds for the six novels on the Man Booker shortlist and puts his money down In for a penny,in for a pound This year welcomed an all-new Technicolor ... have won a Man Booker if his splendid debut, Then We Came to the End, had been eligible seven years ago. After the underwhelming The Unnamed, his third novel is an ultimately uneven brew ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... by Ian McEwan Jonathan Cape 4 stars Readers should expect the unexpected with any Ian McEwan novel. Suspense is a given, as is the odd stunning reversal. His stock in trade includes an ability in novel after novel to portray professionals at highly skilled work, and their elementary stumbles. He has a knack for getting under the skin of his women too, most notably in Atonement. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Consultant chef has novel ideas for new restaurant

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:11pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... After leaving Cambridge University, he says, "I came to London and worked on a novel. But I didn't work very hard on it." Leigh has nonetheless managed an output of two million ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: fiction

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (read by various) Harper Audio (audiobook) Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is one of those transcendental novels that manages ... Jonathan Cape (e-book) Here's your chance to read one of the shortlisted novels before 2014's Man Booker Prize winner is announced on Tuesday. Set in Calcutta in 1966-7, Neel ...

  6. News - World - LITERATURE

    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Australian's prize-winning book draws on the experience of his father as a prisoner of the Japanese building the Burma Death Railway P.O.W. novel of loss and love wins the Booker Australian writer Richard Flanagan has won the Booker Prize with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath- a novel the head of the judging team said ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... Ian McEwan before he remembered those well-crafted Jane Austen novels. A child is murdered in Winter Break, a teenage anorexic longs for death in The Heart Fails Without Warning, a father ... of Discretion, the eighth novel to feature police detective Simon Serrailler, opens in his hometown of Lafferton, the sort of English locale that's tranquil on the surface but a broiling mass ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien (1967)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... O'Brien's novel. The plot throws him into a darkly farcical murder story which leads eventually to the three policemen, whose help he wants in tracking down a cash box. Their barracks take our ... and elsewhere and the novel remained unpublished until the year after his 1966 death. It is fitting, given the policemen's obsession with bicycles, that passages and characters were recycled ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Synchronicity, by The Police (1983)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Robin Lynam

    ... influence on it. Tea in the Sahara was based on an idea Sting found in Paul Bowles' 1949 novel The Sheltering Sky, while Murder by Numbers and Synchronicity quote W.B. Yeats. The ghost of Ian Fleming might also have lent a hand. Sting leased the novelist's Jamaican home, Golden Eye, and worked on the lyrics at the desk where Fleming wrote the James Bond novels. The pertinent point ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: The Novel- A Biography, by Michael Schmidt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Jim Higgins The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt Harvard University Press 4 stars Jim Higgins Michael Schmidt's massive new book, The Novel: A Biography, covers nearly 700 years of prose and hundreds of writers. At 1,200 pages, it is much longer than Moby-Dick and nearly as long as War and Peace. Although it's not necessarily the last word on any given novel ...




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