As with every Armistice Day since her birth on 11 November 1921, today’s commemoration of the end of the First World War – along with conflicts before and since – will be an occasion of both solemnity and celebration for Dorothy Ellis.
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Sunday 10 November 2013
I began this unsure whether it was a children’s book or not. I think it is, but there’s nothing at all to prevent adults reading and enjoying it.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Summertime. And the living is … well, not so easy if you've got a handful of children to entertain. Thankfully, the West End of London has plenty to offer children of all ages; it also has the annual theatre initiative, Kids Week, to help make a trip up to town more affordable. Kids Week has an exciting line-up of shows offering free tickets and activities throughout August.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Read for My School aims to create a sense of excitement about reading
Friday 07 June 2013
A free literary festival for children run by the London Evening Standard and Nook, will take place in London's Trafalgar Square on 13 July.
Friday 31 May 2013
The parents of a 13-year-old schoolgirl who died from a brain aneurism have published her private diaries.
Sunday 24 March 2013
War Horse author Michael Morpurgo has written a new play about the Christmas truce of the First World War.
Sunday 16 December 2012
I feel like all the buses in my life came at once The War Horse show, the film, my new book [A Medal for Leroy]. The play has become a living thing. It goes on every night, five casts, all over the world. In fact, someone told me that, at any hour of the day or night, a War Horse production is going on somewhere. It's extraordinary what those puppeteers do [with the horse].
Saturday 10 November 2012
For all their fractiousness, they really are all in it together
Sunday 14 October 2012
Pusher (87 mins, 18)
Friday 03 August 2012
Hmm, I've heard that name before ...
Friday 03 August 2012
A curiously successful case of a hit novel turned into a play
Sunday 17 June 2012
Curiouser and curiouser – another novel production
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Model Agyness Deyn is to play a farmer in a bleak drama set in rural Scotland.
Friday 06 April 2012
Playwright Richard Bean reworks James Corden show to suit American theatregoers
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Simon Annand gained access to A-list dressing rooms to shoot the stars. As a new exhibition opens, he shares some backstage secrets with Charlotte Cripps
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