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Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives.

28 Sep 2014 - 12:07PM

In Ian McEwan's law-versus-religion scenario, religious edicts taken too far wreck lives.

Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel
Book review: Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch, by Nick Davies

It did not seem a big story when in 2006 a journalist and a private investigator were arrested for the illegal phone hacking of three Buckingham Palace staff. The News of the World dismissed the journalist as a rogue.

30 Aug 2014 - 10:12PM

It did not seem a big story when in 2006 a journalist and a private investigator were arrested for the illegal phone hacking of three Buckingham Palace staff. The News of the World dismissed the journalist as a rogue.

Book review: Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch, by Nick Davies
Book review: Chatting with Henri Matisse, by Pierre Courthion

This series of interviews with Henri Matisse was given in 1941 when he was recovering from surgery. But then the French artist had second thoughts and refused to allow their publication. Kept in the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, they have only now been published.

17 Nov 2013 - 3:50PM

This series of interviews with Henri Matisse was given in 1941 when he was recovering from surgery. But then the French artist had second thoughts and refused to allow their publication. Kept in the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, they have only now been published.

Book review: Chatting with Henri Matisse, by Pierre Courthion
When freedom is the State's to mind
The Finishing School
7 Nov 2004 - 12:00AM
The Finishing School
Perfect 10
6 Apr 2004 - 12:00AM
Perfect 10
Between Salt Water and Holy Water: A History of Southern Italy
Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi
Biography
21 Nov 2004 - 12:00AM
Biography
Falling Palace
12 Mar 2006 - 12:00AM
Falling Palace
Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man
Six of the best
9 Oct 2005 - 12:00AM
Six of the best
Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics and the Birth of the Nuclear Age
Lucia in the Age of Napoleon
28 Oct 2007 - 12:00AM
Lucia in the Age of Napoleon
Life Class: The Education of a Biographer
Annette Vallon
30 Nov 2008 - 12:00AM
Annette Vallon
Book review: The Vatican Diaries, by John Thavis

Benedict XVI sprang a huge surprise when he stepped down from his papal office, the first pope in 600 years to do so; he no longer had the energy for his task, he said.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:09PM

Benedict XVI sprang a huge surprise when he stepped down from his papal office, the first pope in 600 years to do so; he no longer had the energy for his task, he said.

Book review: The Vatican Diaries, by John Thavis
Things I've Been Silent About: Memories
Book review: Pope Francis: Conversations, with Jose Bergoglio

Pope Francis collects a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with José Bergoglio dating from 2010 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

5 May 2013 - 4:21PM

Pope Francis collects a series of interviews by two Argentinian journalists with José Bergoglio dating from 2010 when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Book review: Pope Francis: Conversations, with Jose Bergoglio
The mane event
24 May 2006 - 12:00AM
The mane event
Party peace
23 Mar 2011 - 12:00AM
Party peace
Italy's other underworld
26 Feb 2006 - 12:00AM
Italy's other underworld
Milk and money
6 Jan 2005 - 12:00AM
Milk and money
'Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross', by Ben Downing

Janet Ross was a major factor in drawing people's attention to the Tuscan countryside rather than concentrating on Florence.

14 Jul 2013 - 3:55PM

Janet Ross was a major factor in drawing people's attention to the Tuscan countryside rather than concentrating on Florence.

'Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross', by Ben Downing
In Tasmania
23 Jan 2005 - 12:00AM
In Tasmania
Lessing's lesson: the old woman as the seer
The Accidental
2 Oct 2005 - 12:00AM
The Accidental
Reading into... Italy
10 Dec 2006 - 12:00AM
Reading into... Italy
Katherine's Wish
15 Feb 2009 - 12:00AM
Katherine's Wish
Fearless fighter
30 Oct 2005 - 12:00AM
Fearless fighter