Michael Morpurgo

Behind closed doors

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

War Horse (12A)

Starring: Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Tom Hiddleston

Children's Audiobooks: A-monstering and a-Viking we will go

You need, don't you, some CDs in the car going to Penzance or Porto or Palmyra; something to stop the little darlings asking are you nearly there yet; a story that you, too, will find bearable – even enjoyable. Here are some corkers.

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My Secret Life: William Trevitt, dancer and choreographer, 41

My parents were... willing to sacrifice a great deal to help me realise my ambition. Obviously there was the financial sacrifice, but it was also to do with being sent to boarding school, the Royal Ballet School, from 11 to 16. From my perspective now, as a parent, I understand how much you have to give up to have a child away from you at that time.

Daddy, what did we do in the war?

Children's novels about conflict are enduringly popular and, as Paul Bignell discovers, they ask increasingly difficult questions