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HEIDI by Johanna Spyri Vintage, £5.99 My favourite when I was a child. I was an avid reader. My brother bought me this at a jumble sale. I used to read and read it. I loved the adventures. I was probably influenced by The Sound Of Music too. THE CHILDREN
The Travelling Bag And Other Ghostly Stories by Susan Hill Profile Books, £9.99 Susan Hill, who wrote ghostly classic The Woman In Black, has penned a collection of spinetingling short stories that are perfect for a bit of a fright this Hallowe’en. The t
Buffed to the max, super sexy and as athletic as Olympian wannabes, they can also change costumes with supernatural speed. This is not strictly ballroom but who cares? It’s a real adrenaline rush. The overall formula conceived in 1999 stays relatively un
At least half of the 24 performers act, sing, dance and play musical instruments, often at the same time. Based on EL Doctorow’s bestselling novel, this is a portrait of America in the tumultuous period at the beginning of the 20th century. Three sets of
LEONARD COHEN: Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Sony) This opened up a world of songwriting for me. His voice is so intimate, though, there was nothing easy listening about it. It’s very intense. Who else sings about being sick in bed? I tried to drink in everyth
Doctor Strange HHH (Cert 12A; 115mins) In Doctor Strange a brilliant, arrogant scientist is brought down to earth by a terrible accident that becomes the first step on the road to his reinvention as a superhero. Isn’t that the same story as Tony Stark’s
Overwatch fans are close to cracking the Sombra case on Reddit. Overwatch players have been waiting for Sombra to join the character roster ever since Blizzard started teasing the appearance of Sombra with a convoluted ARG (alternative reality game). Red
Over 20 years of Disney shows on Broadway were celebrated in London with the finest from America - and the West End - in action. And it was very much yanks for coming as the one-off event hit spectacular heights. Although with a cast hand-picked from the
Developer Digital Extremes has announced that Warframe: The War Within update will hit PC in mid-November and contains a followup quest to last December’s The Second Dream. It has since become Warframe's most talked about and played update to date, accor
With 88 characters, one of whom is a nose, and a score that places huge demands on the singing range of the cast and the percussion section of the orchestra, it is almost impossible to perform and is consequently rarely seen. This new production, however
Soon after the overture begins, we are treated to the sight of gymnast dancers, presumably on invisible wires, moving slowly and gracefully downwards towards the stage like underwater swimmers. This beautifully sets up the pearl-fishing theme, and later,
Watch Dogs 2 will see you explore the San Francisco Bay Area with Marcus Holloway, along with other locations teased in today’s trailer. The new story teaser focuses on showing some of the new vehicles players will be able to use to explore, as well as w
An ex-military cop and monosyllabic loner, Reacher seems like a natural Trump supporter to me: suspicious of government, anti-elite and with a certain, shall we say, brusque approach to the opposite sex. Child laughs when I pose the question. Reacher’
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (12A, 118mins ) Director: Edward Zwick Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders In the intervening years few actors with bona fide movie star chops have emerged (Robert Downey Jr and possibly Channing Tatum) as cinema becomes dominat
This fact must have loomed large in director Annilese Miskimmon’s mind when she updated the Nagasaki of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly to the 1950s. The flavour of the era is conveyed by designer Nicky Shaw’s setting the first scene, not in a traditional pa
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