In Xtra this week...

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BOOKS: Writer and comedian Ben Elton talks about his latest novel Two Brothers, a disturbing tale of Nazi persecution inspired by his own family history, which saw his German Jewish father flee to Britain after Hitler's rise to power while one adopted member of the family ended up fighting for the Germans. He also reflects on life Down Under with his wife and three children and his new TV sitcom starring David Haig.

GARDENING: An investigation to find out if a killer fungus is likely to affect supplies and prices of this year's Christmas trees - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.


CELEBRITY INTERVIEW: Jake Gyllenhaal takes on a cop's life in End Of Watch, which opens in cinemas on Friday, November 23. The hunky US actor reveals why being a policeman is scarier than it seems, his real-life 'bromance' with co-star Michael Pena and his return to theatre.

MUSIC: Art Garfunkel has compiled his best vocal performances onto a double album, Singer. He talks to Andy Welch about his career, good and bad, and his lasting relationship with Paul Simon.

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