<b>REVIEW: </b> Sarah Penny's <i>The Beneficiaries</i> (Penguin)
The poetic images that stake out the opening pages of this book give the reader fair warning of the emotionally bleak and morally difficult story it contains, writes Jane Rosenthal.
THE nation that brought the world karaoke has found a way to
protect audiences ears from the damage inflicted by tone deaf
crooners — a machine that adjusts tunes to the singer's ability.
Taito Corp. said its new karaoke machine, to be introduced in
Japan this summer, will automatically adjust the pitch and tune of
songs to those of the singer, the company spokesman Makoto Tanaka
<i>The White Life of Felix Greenspan</i>, published this week by <i>M&G</i> Books, revisits the autobiographical character of <i>The Celibacy of Felix Greenspan</i>. In his book Lionel Abrahams shows us the disabled writer Felix from childhood on, grappling with issues from sexuality to politics. In these excerpts, Felix experiences life at boarding school.