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REVIEW: Sebastian Faulks – A Possible Life (Review by Catherine Horne)

The day after I finished Sebastian Faulks’s astonishing new novel I sat down to a few episodes of Mad Men. In one of his many moments of boozy insight, Don Draper offers this pearl of advertising wisdom to his protégé Peggy Olson: ‘You are the product. You feeling something. That’s what sells.’ This quote momentarily shattered my nostalgia-fuelled swoonfest as I realised that this is exactly ho... Read more

by | September 29, 2012

VINTAGE Books Celebrates its 21st Birthday with a Rainbow

VINTAGE Books have chosen a wonderful way to celebrate their 21st Birthday. They have produced a rainbow of colourful new editions of the best fiction in their impressive collection. These are some of the best, most talked about and most lauded novels published in the last 21 years. It is an astonishing list. Novels by Jeanette Winterson, Margaret Atwood, Philip Roth, Ian McEwan, A. S. Byatt,  ... Read more

by | October 27, 2011

The New James Bond Novel: Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver

When I was growing up there was only one career path for me – the path trod by James Bond. I, too, would wear a tux, arm myself with a Walther PPK, drive an Aston Martin, kill the bad guy and get the girl. As a teen I was just as complex as Bond – cold hearted, dark, misunderstood, efficient, unstoppable and highly sexed. Though more of a Coca-Cola man, I could learn to love a Marti... Read more

by | May 5, 2011

Faulks on Fiction: The Secret Life of the Novel by Sebastian Faulks

The BBC have done it again. Gotta love ’em. A series on The Secret Life of The Novel hosted by Sebastian Faulks, with interviews with many of the leading lights in modern publishing. Top marks. I do hope it is aired on Australian free to air TV soon. And I hope I don’t miss it. I have an annoying  habit of doing that. Down below are some sample interviews from the BBC series, but wh... Read more

by | February 17, 2011

13 rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro

Like Flaubert's Madame Bovary more than a century earlier, and Alex Miller's very fine LoveSong of last year, Shapiro writes with enormous insight about the confusion between a woman's desire for a child and her desire for a man. Read more

by | December 31, 2010