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Not wholly innocent

Reviewer John Delacourt spots characters “condemned to the margins” in Marianne Ackerman’s new short fiction. Here’s his review published in the Ottawa Review of Books.

Caroline Silhol, Sandrine Kiberlain and Sabine Azema compete for their place in the Life of Riley

Yorkshire, Mon Amour

Life of Riley, the final film by the late great Alain Resnais, has just been released on DVD. If it disappoints, it does at least remind us of former glories.

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Anyhow in a corner

Can one still write without irony about Love, Faith and Destiny in an idyllic southern Ontario? Apparently so, if your name is André Alexis and you wrote a book called Pastoral.