P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1755:49  1/14      OSCAR WILDE by Richard Ellmann The late Professor Ellmann has produced a biography to match the man: a rich, voluminous account of how the genius of Wilde was created, and destroyed. Ellmann explores every aspect of Wilde's paradoxical nature: the strong influence of his talented, flamboyant mother, his developing aestheticism as a classics student at Trinity & Oxford, success as a critic and playwright. He also examines his sexual development - early Oxford friendships, marriage and the homosexuality that brought prosecution and persecution. Scholarly, moving, highly readable. H.H. £15.00 Time Off 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1716:08  /**%/$     /*%/$/.!  BETTY: A Glad Awakening by Betty Ford with Chris Chase Bdtty Ford's book is about her drug addhction and alcoholism hog i— BDG@l in early days as a 'Washington wife', and the treatment when she Dil@Hly acknowledged the problem, agad 60. It also decBribes the setting u— of t@d now famous Betty Ford Center. Her —hm is to i—be the book fun - and on the whole she r—Bce@Db. It is aL eye-opening yet entertaining account of how the disease took hold, how her family reacted and helped, and how other people can be helped. Too sentimental in places, but hearte&—lg. Ro"2on Books £10.95 hme Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holh$—x2 Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1746:41  2/14      BFTTY: A Glad Awake6hng by Betty Ford with Chris CP—rf Betty Ford's book is about her drug addiction and alcoholism, how it began in early days as a 'Washington wife', and the treatment when she finally acknowledged the problem, aged 60. It also describes the setting up of the now famous Betty Ford Center. Her aim is to make the book fun - and on the whole she succeeds. It is an eye-opening yet entertaining account of how the disease took hold, how her family reacted and helped, and how other people can be helped. Too sentimental in places, but heartening. Robson Books £10.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1728:50  5/14      JEMIMA SHORE'S FIRST CASE AND OTHER STO HFSAF Jemima Shore is Antonia Fra3bq's most famous character, now portrayed on TV by the cool Patricia Hodge. This collection of sinister stories details Jemima's cases, from her first experience as a young bloodhound at convent school through her career as an investigative televiqhon reporter with a celebrated show looking into the social issues of the day. Fraser has an individual, distinctive style and builds up the atmosphere quickly and efficiently in each case. A must for Jemima fans. Methuen £2.95 Time Off ....530 Leg It .... 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1729:10  6/14      THE GOOD SKIING GUIDE 1988 Edited by Chris Gill and Adam Ruck 3000Buropean resorts compared in text, charts and standardised maps which cup through the marketing men's hype. The resort descriptions are crisp and honest to the point where some resorts have asced not to be included, but are! The chapters on how to pick the right resort and equi0ldnt for you are models of common sense. And the revelations of how some resorts fake their lift maps to show something for everyone make you thankful for a guide such as this. Consumers' Association/Hodder £9.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:12  9/14      IN BRIEF - Kids If half term seems to have come rather too soon after the su%&fr bre—b, help is at hand in the shape of The 1st Great Kids Activity Catalogue (1988/1989). Out this week, it covers every hobby from bird watching or train spotting to computing and cooAhng. As well as tdlling you how to do it, it also tells you where, in the places to visit section. £4.95 from Pan. Children's Party Games by Michael Johnstone is a useful introduction to holding a kids' party with 300 games described - though it's doubtful if some would keep the average 6-year-old —lused for long. Ward Lock £2.99 Time Off &... 530 Leg It .... 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1701:13  /$  jb5÷k4{$ k4    /"$/$/.!  IN BRIEF - Kids If half term seems to have come rather too soon after the su%$dr break, help is at hand in the shape of The 1st Great Kids Activity Catalogue (1988/1989). Out this week, it covers every hobby from bird watching or train spotting to computing and cooking. As well as telling you how to do it, it also tells you where, in the places to visit sect—on. £4.95 from Pan. Children's Party Games by Michael Johnstone is a useful inproduction to holding a kids' 0arty with 300 games described - though —t's doubtful if some would keep the average 6-year-old —lprdd for long. Ward Loca £2.99 Time Off .... LI Leg It! Holidays Adverts F
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1752:10  10/14      IN BRIEF - Who's Really Who Who's Really Who is Compton Miller's gossipy guide to the rich, famous, trendy and influential. And if you're not in, you're not in! Among those who are: Ted Rogers (Bruce Forsyth with hair), Greta Scacchi (Britain's Meryl Streep) and Terry Wogan (The Blarney Tone). Though gossip, it's not bitchy - just good fun. Sphere £4.99 Talking of the Blarney Tone, he's just been signed by Michael Joseph to write "WOGAN's IRELAND" whilst Century have apparently offered JOAN COLLINS $750,000 for the UK rights to her Hollywood novel Prime Time. more > Time Off rIndex 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1753:05  11/14      BESTSELLERS - GENERAL HARDBACKS- 1. FLOYD ON FRANCE K Floyd BBC £6.95 2. HOT MONEY Dick Francis Michael Joseph £10.95 3. GUINNESS BOOK BRITISH HIT SINGLES Phce, Rice & Gambaccini £7.95 4. MILLERS AN$@@UES PR AF GUIDE 0888 Miller Publications/Hamlyn £14.95 5. VICTORIAN KITCHEN GARDEN BBC £10.95 LIST SUPPLIED BY W H SMITH more > Time Off...530 Leg It...539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1753:00  12   jj5÷k4{$ k4     BESTSELLERS - GENERAL HARDBACKS - 6. READERS DIGEST NEW DIY MANUAL Readers Digest Readers Digest £19.95 7. ROTHMANS FOOTBALL YEARBOOK 0987-88 Queen Anne Pre31/ £10.95 Macdonald 8. UL$$DATE ALPHABET Mike Wilks Pavilion £5.95 9. MISERY Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton £11.95 10. AUSTRALIA BEYOND THE BBC £14.95 DREAM HME LIST SUPPLIED BY W H SMITH more > Time Off...530 Leg It...539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1754:02  13/14       BESTSELLERS PAPERBACK 1. IT (Hero Title) S King NEL £4.50 2. BILL BAILDH C Cookson Corgi £2.95 3. NIGHT OF THE FOX J Higgins Penguin £2.95 4. DOWN OUR STREET L Kennedy Futura £2.50 5. A MATTER OF HON $R Jeffery @pchdr oronet £3.50 LIST SUPPLIED BY W.H.SMITH more > Time Off...530 Leg It..N639 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1755:03  14/14       BESTSELLERS - PAPERBACKS - 6. HOLLYWOOD HUSBANDS J Collins Pan £3.50 7. WANDERLUST D Steele Sphere £3.50 8. LYONE P Theroux Penguin £3.95 9. DRAGON RIDERS C Dickason Hodder £3.95 10. PERFUME P Suskind Penguhn £3.95 NEW CHARTS EVERY MONDAY more > Time Off...530 Leg It..N639 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1707:01  3/14      THE ORTON DIARIES Edited by John Lahr Joe Orton, award winning sixties dramatist, had enormous popular success with plays like Entertaining Mr.Sloane and Loot. He died at the hands of his lover Keith Halliwell, in August 1967. These diaries, edited by Orton's biographer John Lahr, cover the six months leading up to the tragedy. The diaries, now out in paperback, were much a$lhped by the literati when they were first published. This reviewer found them a rather sad mix of tatty theatrical gossip and obsessive descriptions of gay sex. Not Rabelasian - just boring. Methuan £3.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holi$—x2 Advepps Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1738:04  4/14       THE PEACE WAR by Vernor Vince T(f SF world is rather over-stocked with post-catastrophe novels, almost invariably set in the USA, but Vernor Vince, a Hugo Award nominee, writes skilfully enough to make this one a welcome addition. There's the usual tyrannical —vthority (The Peace) who have banned all advanced technology. Their ultimate weapon is the 'bobble' an impenetrable spherical forcefield in which they can imprison anyone or anything that threatens them. But the forces of liberty and democracy are fightng back. This is the US of A after all. Good stuff. PAN £2.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1740:10  7/14      A WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE: Anthea Massey Money fitness is the key to personal freedom according to Anthea Massey. And who can argue with her when she writes about it so engagingly? This book is a no-nonsense guide from the money basics like day-to-day saving and spending to the big league - shares to commodity dealingV It's laced with lots of directions on how to get more information and includes chapters on money in marriage (and divorce) and setting up in business. 'Person' rather than 'woman' would have been a better title. Men, too, would find it an eye-opener. Piatkus £3.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film
P538 ORACLE 538 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:50  8/14      IN BRIEF - Money, Money, Money The world of persfnal finance never stands still, as witnessed by two updated money books and a business guide just published: The Investor's Chronicle Beginners Guide to the Stock Market makes share- dealing easy and includes a new section on Personal Equity Plans. Penguin £3.95 The Lloyds Bank 1987/88 Tax Guide rakes you through the tax maze with e!qd. It is worth checking tax even on PAYE - they often get it wrong! Pen'phn £3. 5 Also from Lloyds comes The Small Business Guide packed with information on being your own boss. Penguin £9.95 Time Off Index 530 Leg It 539 Leg It! Holidays Adverts Rock/Film