P414 Teletext 410 Oct16 21:00:03       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE BREAKERS Minette Walters  Six months ago, Walters' agent told me crime publishers wouldn't even look at tired old "police procedurals" these days. Which is ironic because, after the mauling dished out to silly psychological hokum The Echo last year, her star client has retrenched by producing a procedural barely more ambitious than an extended Wycliffe. It's tricksy, but it ain't no Sculptress. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Published by Macmillan £16.99 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE p400 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct16 21:00:02       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  NOT ALAN CLARK'S DIARIES  Peter Bradshaw In a classic own goal, the maverick Tory sued The Standard for passing off its hilarious spoof column as his own work. He won, but the case attracted just the national publicity needed to make a book version of his previously local joke a viable proposition. Laid out like Clark's own Diaries, the laugh-a- line pastiche is even more delicious than I recall. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Published by Simon & Schuster £6.99 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct16 21:01:12       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  DAY OF CONFESSION Allan Folsom  The Catholic Church isn't famous for it's fatwahs, but might like to make an exception for Folsom. His second blockbuster has the Vatican poisoning China to create work for construction companies it controls. Like his staggeringly successful debut The Day After Tomorrow this is a remarkably efficient version of the well-worn international thriller formula, as slick as it is forgettable. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Published by Little, Brown £16.99 IT'S FUN AND GAMES ON... p150 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct16 21:01:00       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  EXTRA TIME Kevin Sampson  It sounds like a gutsy indie publisher, but Yellow Jersey is actually an imprint of mighty Random House. In other words, this diary of a Liverpool fan is a tactical filler between Sampson's celebrated football violence novel Awaydays and its follow-up. It reads like one too, a cynically thin attempt to squeeze the Nick Hornby "New Lad" market while despising it. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Published by Yellow Jersey Press £10 COUNTING DOWN TO 2000 p105 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 416 Oct16 21:01:00       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS HARDBACK 1 Heaven's Mirror Graham Hancock 2 Archangel Robert Harris 3 Real Food Nigel Slater 4 Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks 5 Losing My Virginity Richard Branson 6 Point of Origin Patricia Cornwell 7 Gates of Eden Ethan Coen 8 How to Eat Nigella Lawson 9 Tara Road Maeve Binchy 10 The Guv'nor Lenny & McLean ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's NEWS ON FAMILY FINANCE p540 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 410 Oct16 21:00:10       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS PAPERBACK 1 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis De Bernieres 2 Thing Can Only Get Better John O'Farrell 3 Enduring Love Ian McEwan 4 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 5 God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 6 The Tesseract Alex Garland 7 Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson 8 The Beach Alex Garland 9 Nation's Poems Griff Rhys Jones 10 Instance of the Fingerpost Ian Pears ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's OUR VIEW ON THE LATEST ALBUMS p484 Pets Motors Recipe Green