P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2032:03  7/10        FAST TRACK by Mic——fl Donovan Wellington Laboratories is about to unveil and market a wonder drug which can wipe out all known diseases. It's a project shrouded in secrecy and a discovery so monumental that people are prepared to kill for it. The genetic experiments were instigated by James Wellington but on his death it is left to his son David to carry out his dream despite sinister threats. This latest title in the Harold Robbins Presents series is a pacy thriller packed with sex, power and glamour. (D.C) Hodder & Stoughton £2.95 more > Review Guide 620 Video World 626 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2030:00  10/10        IN THE LAND OF OZ by Howard Jacobson Bestselling novelist Jacobson comes up with a non-fiction winner as he details his hilarious travels around Crocodile Dundee country. He manages to combine the features of a good travel guide with an excellent story as his adventures unfold. The book is packed with details about the country and its history which makes it an invaluable guide if you're thinking of touring Oz - or even if you just like an entertaining read. G'day! (Robbie Burns) Penguin £4.95 more > Reviews Index 620 Charts 628 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2040:15  1/10  \       BOOK NEWS - FLYING HIGH Fergie, hold-your-breath-anyday-now, is about to burst into print - in her very own words. Doubtless with new progeny in mind she's written two children's books featuring a helicopter called Budgie (in case they're not sure what Daddy does?) Apparently it's the o—lf she gave the 'copter she trained in. Aimed at the very young, Simon and Schuster will be publishing the books in August 1989 (VIP first-birthday?) more follows > Reviews Index..620 Charts.. 628 CHEAPER MOTOR INSURANCE FROM DIRECT LINE INSURANCE....187 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2041:00  2/10  "--'(.! j       THE REMAKE by Clive —lfs I can remember being horribly rude about Clive —lfs' first novel 'Brilliant Creatures'. This one is so much better. The style, while recognisably —lfs, is no longer a parody of himself on TV. The subject matter hasn't changed much - it's still the emotional lives of successful and would-be successful media persons. And it still makes me glad I'm a very mediocre media-person. Besides all that, it's a send up of Lit Crit, an extended joke about the structure of the novel and very funny. Picador £3.95 (S.Hennessy) more > Reviews Index 620 Charts 628 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:02  3/10        HAUN(FD by —lfs Herbert David Ash is a psychic investigator who has dedicated his life to exposing fake mediums. He doesn't believe in the supernatural. Summoned to Edbrook, a remote country house, to investigate an alleged h—unting, he finds a mystery that cannot easily be explained away. Three nights of terror force him to confront the deep-seated psychological reasons for his rejection of the occult. A competent, confident re-working of the traditional haunted house mystery. Hodder & Stoughton £10.95. (Serena Hennessy) more > Reviews Index 620 Charts 628 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2050:11  4/10        THE SKY LORDS by John Brosnan This passes the test of a good sci-fi book. It presents the reader with a world that is very strange - cvt credible and comprehensible. It's Brosnan's first novel and something of a triumph. Set in the future, after the world has been devastated by gene wars, it's a pacy tale of good versus bad. Jan Dorvin, survivor of the bombed feminist city of Minerva, represents good. Lord Pangloth, an airborne city of tyrants, is very bad indeed. Gollancz SF £11.96 (S. Regan) more > Reviews Index ...620 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2052:01  5/10  "--'(.! j       WHALE NATION by Heathcote Williams A large, intelligent l—lmal that dominates half the world yet uses "their language to communicate, rather than eliminate rivals", their dominance reached without killing their own kind. Another large, supposedly intelligent l—llal dominating the other half of the world is butchering them to extinction. "The crew..slice into the whale...the minced flesh is shunted into digester- tanks". With photography and poetry, Whale Nation describes the lives, loves and terrible deaths of these wonderful creatures. Cape £15 (S.Ford——l0 more follows > Reviews Index 620 Charts 628 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2003:10  6/10    k4     HARVEST OF DEATH by Ray Harrison Sergeant Bragg and Constable Morton of the City of London police are well- known for cracking uncrackable cases. Bragg is sent home to Dorset to recover from a stabbing. In the quiet village of Bere Regis there are two violent deaths within a week. The local plod accept it as accidental death. Not Bragg. He's not sure he wants to get involved, especially as his cousin is a suspect, but when the Chief Constable canvasses his opinion, he can't resist. The Victorian period is charmingly evoked in this highly readable mystery. Quartet £9.95 (SCF) more follows > Events Index...230 Cinemas...235/6 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2000:11  8/10        MOON TIGER by Penelope Lively Many considered this eccentrically structured novel a surprise choice as the 1987 Booker Prize winner but it is a fascinating, compulsive read. Claudia Hampton lies dxhng in a nprsing home. She was once a beautiful war correspondent and controversial historian who shocked society by having an illegitimate child. As she prepares for death she dwells on the past and the people who mattered to her - jumbling the memories with a kaleidoscopic history of the world. A refreshingly poignant love story. (D.Collins) Penguin £3.99 more > Reviews Guide 620 Video World 626 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop
P627 ORACLE 627 Sun 7 Aug S4C 2000:00  9 00  \       THE TEA PLANTER'S DAUGHTER by Sara Banerji Julia Clockhouse is considered quite, quite mad. A woman possessed who runs amok on a tea plantation shocking her estate manager father, and later her bewildered husband. It is her 25th birthday and a party has been arranged but her husband has not returned home from a business trip and the "Madam" starts acting crazy. The distressed Indian servants try to control her erratic behaviour and nip her ravings in the bud. The resultant chaos is a richly satisfying read. (D.Collins) Gollancz £11.95 more > Reviews Guide 620 Video World 626 Charts Time Off Buzz Rock/Pop