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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Journalist turns China experience into thriller

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Kidd

    ... such an encounter draws your hero, Philip Mangan, into a labyrinthine plot. What was the reality? I shut the door in his face saying: "You are messing with both our lives here." Now, was he ...

  2. Towards Another Summer

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... a dead ringer for Frame) in the company of Philip Thirkettle, a journalist who may (or may not) be English writer Geoffrey Moorhouse. An awkward interview between the two is splendidly done: Philip with the 'newly bathed, immersed look of English intellectuals'; Grace shy, enigmatic and struggling to discuss her work and her life as a New Zealander in exile. When Philip ...

  3. Ordinary Thunderstorms

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... the run to London' is closer to the truth after his marriage and career collapse. A few chapters in and Kindred really is on the run after he finds a casual acquaintance, Philip Wang, dead, ...

  4. The Mao Case

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong Sceptre, HK$114 Qiu Xiaolong has created an impressive series, with the hub around which everything revolves being Comrade Chief Inspector Chen- as his full title has it. Chen is two slugs artist, one splash brilliant sleuth and a hint of troubled outsider: a pleasant cocktail of Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe and Hercule Poirot. Chen ...

  5. The Enchantress of Florence

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... the whiff of casual racism (would Sutherland eat his Philip Roth proofs with matzo ball soup or Derek Walcott's with jerk chicken, I wonder), his bet was sensible enough. After the badly ...

  6. Angel

    Posted Aug 31st 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... such as Ivy Compton-Burnett, Taylor fell out of fashion only to be championed by modern writers including Anne Tyler, Antonia Fraser and Philip Hensher, who has compared her to Chekov and Charlotte ...

  7. All bets are off

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... be more purchased than read. Winning the Booker should help with the former at least. The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher (Fourth Estate); 8-1. The Spectator magazine described The Northern Clemency as 'an early contender for novel of the year'. Given that their chief book reviewer is one Philip Hensher, this was perhaps less than surprising. A journalist-cum-novelist, ...

  8. Tender gloom

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... the likes of Philip Roth or Zadie Smith are never asked what it's like to be a heterosexual novelist. 'It's funny, isn't it?' Waters says. 'I understand why people talk ...

  9. Sea of approval

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... the night before. This triggers a short digression on actors who can't read verse (he witnessed Jeremy Irons mangling Philip Larkin) and poets who can (he names Eliot and Yeats, complete ...



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