Reviewed by LESLEY DOWNER
A shocking account of family-planning attitudes and practices in China.
By LES MURRAY
Reviewed by MEGHAN O'ROURKE
The Australian poet Les Murray offers a memoir of his depression, and a new book of verse.
A black dog is the name given to a being found primarily in the folklores of the British Isles. The black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the Devil, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death. It is generally supposed to be larger than a normal dog, and often has large, glowing eyes.
It is often associated with electrical storms (such as Black Shuck's appearance at Bungay, Suffolk), and also with crossroads, places of execution and ancient pathways.