Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland by Sarah Moss – review

Moss is wry and a very good companion. She tells her students “home is the paper on which travel writes”, and her book is as perceptive of the southern English middle-classes, as it is of Icelanders. Early on she lists the essentials the family takes with them as they head north: capers, olive oil, three […]

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart review – lithe, revelatory debut

While Hugh “Shuggie” Bain may give his name to the title of the book, it is as much about Shuggie’s mother, Agnes, and her damaged, doomed attempts to be a wife and mother amid the booze-soaked brutality of 1980s Glasgow. The novel opens in the early 1990s with Shuggie as a teenager eking out a […]

Must I Go by Yiyun Li review – like stumbling across a cache of personal papers

Seven months after Yiyun Li published her 2017 memoir of suicidal depression, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life, Li’s 16-year-old son, Vincent, killed himself; Li’s short novel of 2019, Where Reasons End, took the form of a bereaved mother’s dialogue with her teenage son, who has taken his own […]

The Tidal Zone review – a search for stories in times of turmoil

Which doesn’t mean that Moss is about to deny us a satisfying arc; she also serves up a very recognisable, and at times very funny, slice of life, albeit of the self-consciously white liberal middle-class variety. So obsessed is Adam with checking his privilege that at times he is insufferable even to himself; when Mimi […]

Signs for Lost Children review – Sarah Moss’s double study of alienation and independence

Sarah Moss’s last novel, Bodies of Light, ended in the 1880s with its heroine, Ally, qualifying as one of the first generation of female doctors and marrying Tom, an engineer specialising in the construction of lighthouses. Signs for Lost Children picks up the story weeks later. The young couple have moved to Cornwall, where Ally […]

India 2nd biggest driver of global energy consumption in 2019: BP Statistical Review

New Delhi: India was second biggest growth driver of primary energy consumption in the world, behind China, in 2019 even though it witnessed fall in demand in oil and coal, according to BP Statistical Review released on Wednesday. Global primary energy consumption growth slowed to 1.3 per cent last year, less than half the rate […]

Blindness review – blazing pandemic tale is brilliantly too close for comfort

After four months in darkness, the Donmar Warehouse has reopened its doors with Simon Stephens’s blazing adaptation of José Saramago’s sinister novel Blindness. This sound and light piece, with a brilliant narration by Juliet Stevenson, fed to the audience through headphones, is a deliciously unnerving experience.

Whyte vs Povetkin: Timing, pricing and booking details for Dillian Whyte vs Alexander Povetkin and Katie Taylor vs Delfine Persoon 2

Booking informationRemoteFrom Friday, August 14, go to Channel 491 and press the green button to go to Sky Sports Box Office Sports and Events. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the event. Press select, and the buy screen will be displayed. Press select to confirm your order. Enter your pin if prompted.

Spotlight: European economy gains momentum for recovery, but uncertainties persist

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, China-Europe freight trains have been playing a crucial role in supporting Europe’s anti-pandemic fight by opening “green passages” for the transport of important supplies and raw materials, as well as in bringing an impetus to economic resumption in the Eurasian continent by stabilizing trade and supply chains.

Unpaid salaries: Govs call for urgent review of revenue formula

On whether the Forum discussed the issue of non-payment of salaries and other financial problems, Yari said: “Well, we discussed that extensively, and we are trying to see that we find a lasting solution to it. The Federal Government is also affected, so it is a problem of the entire nation. Therefore, we are going […]