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i It took ten years for Donna Tartt to get round to finishing The Little Friend. How does this compare in j the scale of getting things done?

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1 Bob Downs Because he’s the most hilarious man on the planet.


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3 Rupert Everett Because he's just too handsome to speak.

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4 Boy George Because he has his l finger on the pulse.

5 Scott Capurro For having no

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BELLA BATHURST, author of The Lighthouse Stevensons and Special picks her favourite books about families.

Time needed for the best man to prepare his speech for 3 Joan Collins wedding

From Crossroads motel closing to re-opening

1 War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy

I only got round to reading this i recently, and realised that it was a ' classic not just because it was old. fat and Russian. but because it was really, really good. It is definitely the best ever written about families. 5

For the arms trade to stock up for another world war

2 The Leopard by Guiseppe de Lampedusa A beautiful. sad ; and overpoweringly sensual account l of the new world’s overthrow of the ' old. played out among the members of an aristocratic Sicilian family.

l 3 The Missing by Andrew O’Hagan O'Hagan starts by j wondering how Fred West’s victims ' ! could so easily have disappeared l and ends with an examination of the terrible absences at the heart of so many British families.

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Never mind the surname. Freud is brilliant at the micro-politics of siblings and the small despotisms of everyday family life.

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i 5 May the Lord in his Mercy ' : be Kind to Belfast by Tony 5 3 Parker Parker was the don of

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during the troubled 19903.

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6 TH! LIST 14—28 Nov 2002