Susan Elkin reviews the best children's and young-adult fiction to help keep your darlings entertained over the spring holidays
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Tuesday 14 February 2012
The owner of the toy developer Vivid Imaginations has hired advisers at KPMG to sell the company for up to £80m.
Betrayal, Comedy Theatre, London<br/>Luise Miller, Donmar Warehouse, London<br/>Shrek the Musical, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Sunday 19 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Bunker. Bunkum. Bogey at the first. Not exactly how Graeme McDowell had dreamed he would start the defence of his US Open title. Stomach churning. First-tee nerves perhaps. But it was just a blip. Birdie at the second. Nerves settled. No need for a tummy tablet.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Thursday 09 June 2011
The Prince of Wales has been to meet the cast of Shrek the musical in London.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
In a country where sheep outnumber humans 10 to one, a castrated merino named Shrek stood out from the flock. Found in a mountain cave in New Zealand after six years on the run, he sported a fleece so enormous that he resembled "some Biblical creature", his owner recalls.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Just before I started sixth form, my old school building was knocked down. This was not a problem, because we had a spiffy new one to move into. At the time, I was so gleeful that the Dickensian gymnasium had been reduced to rubble and the sports department crammed into a basement that I didn't really have time for nostalgia.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Am I imagining things, or has the world been taken over by kids' fantasy icons?
Friday 10 December 2010
"I'm just a jolly green giant," moans Shrek at his son's birthday party.
Sunday 05 December 2010
The fourth Shrek film is an improvement on the third, not that anyone except DreamWorks' accountants ever thought that the first one needed any sequels at all.
Saturday 27 November 2010
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 4 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white