P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:01:01       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  BLACK COFFEE  Agatha Christie & Charles Osborne There's a neat in-joke attached to the ex-drama critic adapting Christie's first play into a new Poirot book. It's the amusing spectacle of one who's always written rather well suddenly writing badly to catch the essence of Agatha's stiltedly awful style. That said, unless you truly love either postmodern humour or Christie herself this amounts to thin fare for 16 quid. ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— Published by HarperCollins £15.99 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:00:10       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE RESTRAINT OF BEASTS  Magnus Mills Given that bus drivers are as popular in London as Salman Rushdie is in Iran, I'm amazed this was even nominated for the metropolitan Booker. But the Irvine Welsh of the 137 Routemaster is still quite a discovery. His surreal tale of lethally unhandy labourers is blackly comic, highly readable, satisfyingly bizarre and an excellent choice for ... a bus ride. ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Published by Flamingo £9.99 NOW IT'S EVEN EASIER TO FIND LOVE: TELETEXT DATING ITV p390 Pets Motors Rjcipe Green
P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:00:14       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  THE TRESPASSERS Pam Rhodes  Half-way through this cloned Joanna Trollope melodrama about an Anglican vicar in crisis, I lost faith in it. The Songs Of Praise presenter has real trouble portraying emotional turmoil with anything approaching the necessary conviction. By the time the promised crescendo arrives, you feel her character's choices are clear. They can either kill themselves or put the kettle on. ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Published by Hodder £16.99 WIN A CAMCORDER p413 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:00:00       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  DEMPSTER'S PEOPLE Nigel Dempster  I'm surprised we haven t been reading Lucan-style "Columnist Kills Proofreader" headlines. The book's misprint rate is simply breathtaking. I'm also puzzled. Dempster is often accused of being yesterday's gousip, because he can't get a handle on the new social elite. So one can only wonder about the wisdom of picking this moment to dwell on some truly ancient triumphs. ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Published by HarperCollins £19.99 TAKE A BOAT FOR XMAS BARGAINS p411 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:00:11       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS HARDBACK 1 Amsterdam Ian McEwan 2 Path Of Daggers Robert Jordan 3 Delia's How To Cook Delia Smith 4 The English Jeremy Paxman 5 Real Food Nigel Slater 6 Birthday Letters Ted Hughes 7 Life Of Birds David Attenborough 8 Modern Antiquarian Julian Cope 9 Point Of Origin Patricia Cornwell 10 The Guv'nor Lenny McLean ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's WIN A CAMCORDER p413 Pets Motors Recipe Green
P414 Teletext 414 Nov 6 21:01:10       ——————————— with Jeremy Jehu ———  TOP 10 BOOKS - PAPERBACK 1 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres 2 Enduring Love Ian McEwan 3 Things Can Only Get Better John O'Farrell 4 Internet: The Rough Guide Angus J Kennedy 5 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt 6 Little Book Of Feng Shui Lillian Too 7 God Of Small Things Arundhati Roy 8 Little Book Of Calm Ian Wilson 9 The Beach Alex Garland 10 Nation's Favourite Comic Poems Griff Rhys Jones ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Supplied by Waterstone's COOK A WARMING WINTER TREAT p417 Pets Motors Recipe Green