Tag Archives: author

Author Interview: Yuval Zommer

The acclaimed children’s author and illustrator discusses exploring the ocean in his latest work The Big Book of the Blue. Read my full Thames & Hudson interview here Advertisements

Posted in Fiction, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sex with Strangers, Hampstead Theatre

This is pure titular titillation – a strategy that backfires with this dated, laboured and distinctly unsexy piece. “Serious” writer Olivia (Emilia Fox) at one point bemoans the fact that her failed first novel was falsely marketed as a chick-lit … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Open Book: Bruce McCall

Polo played in surplus First World War tanks; zeppelin shooting as a gentlemanly leisure pursuit; mighty vessel RMS Tyrannic, proud host of the Grand Ballroom Chariot Race and so safe “that she carries no insurance”. These are just some of … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Accolade, St James Theatre

Reclaiming lost plays can be unnecessary indulgence, but Blanche McIntyre’s note-perfect production of Emlyn Williams’ 64-year-old work ushers in the renaissance of a thoroughly modern masterpiece. This progressive examination of ethical relativism, trial by media and the tension between public … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment