Presenter Sara Cox was fondly remembering her working class roots, on Back In Time For The Corner Shop (BBC2). In 1981 when she was seven years old, she said, her gran used to send her to the tobacconist’s with a note, to collect her ciggies. I bet she wore clogs and used a bundle of rags for a football, too. … [Read more...] about CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night’s TV: Our Girl’s Kabul kit… make-up as thick as a bulletproof vest!
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Although no literary prize can claim scientific objectivity for its judgments, one might be suspicious of a trophy given by Amazon. In their list of the 100 best books of the year, announced last week, the editors expressed hope that awarding the top slot to Celeste Ng’s debut novel will help it become “the blockbuster it deserves to be”, hints that saleability and marketing may be at least as important as literary quality. … [Read more...] about Everything I Never Told You review – Amazon’s best book of the year by Celeste Ng
Before I leave, I ask her a particularly tricky question. Which is her favourite variety in the collection? She settles on the angel bean, with its distinctive mottled seeds, which was traditionally eaten at Christmas time. "This an old German variety where they took the pods off, podded them around Christmas time - to reveal, with a little bit of imagination, a little angel on each of the seeds. There's a whole load of reasons why people save seeds, including how beautiful the seeds look." … [Read more...] about Heirloom plants: Saving the nation’s seeds from extinction
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Henry, on the other hand, is considered to be a "wonderful boy, a model son". As the only computer-literate member of a technologically oblivious household, he helps his mother set up her internet account. Accidentally typing in her password instead of his own one day, he's shocked to discover emails from a lover. Appalled but at the same time unable to resist feeding his torment, he embarks upon a year of eavesdropping. The snooping is understandable enough, but Henry's response - feverish, obsessive, all-consuming - isn't. Into this preoccupation with his mother's furtive sex life he pours all the emotional energy that could and should be going into his own nascent one. … [Read more...] about A mother of a complex