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ROALD DAHL'S UNHOLY TERROR

Notes on a Voice: Charlie McCann is kept awake by "romptious" prose that revels in mess and mischief read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksCharlie McCannjuly/august 2014

THE MINISTRY OF FUN

Education: more playful than school, more democratic than the theatre, Coney makes things happen to people of all ages. Irving Wardle joins them read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsEDUCATIONIntelligenceIrving WardleJuly/Augusttheatre

GOOD GIRL GONE GREAT

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks Gillian Anderson as a crumpled Southern belle read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsIsabel Lloydjuly/august 2014theatreTHIS SEASON

THE PAINTINGS OF PENZANCE

Authors on Museums: small and intimate, Penlee House is a gallery in tune with its Cornish setting—and the weather. For Jim Crace, it has even become central to his marriage read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsauthors on museumsJim Cracejuly/august 2014

BORN AGAIN, STILL ON THE CELLO

Short Read: for his classical music highlight, Michael Church picks a cellist who had to teach himself a second time read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassicaljuly/august 2014Michael ChurchTHIS SEASON

YOUNG PEOPLE, OLD ENGLAND

There’s the beach, and then there’s the English seaside. In her photo essay, Sheila Rock views it through American eyes, as “a forgotten England”, she tells Jasper Rees read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsJasper ReesPhoto EssaySHEILA ROCKsummer 2011

THE BOY WHO GREW UP IN PUBLIC

Short Read: for his pick of the best film, Nicholas Barber chooses a coming-of-age story that was 12 years in the making read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsfilmjuly/august 2014moviesNicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

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