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Polly Stenham Hotel

Polly Stenham’s new play

20
Jul
2014

As the National Theatre production of Hotel drew to a close the audience sat ramrod still. The stage was littered with fake blood, furniture was strewn all over the shop and smoke billowed out of a fake fire. Polly Stenham’s ...continued

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18
Jul
2014

New ideas are spinning out of the publishing world at lightning speed. This week David Mitchell (of Cloud Atlas fame) has taken the Twittersphere by storm by releasing a short ...continued

11
Jul
2014

Daily Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon makes me feel very old. Why? Because a scarily long time ago I used to sit next to her mum, Jane Gordon, at the daily newspaper where ...continued

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08
Jul
2014

The Chipping Norton Literary Festival is hands-down my favourite lit fest of the year. It’s only been running for three years but it’s the friendliest, most innovative, most inspiring celebration ...continued

04
Jul
2014

“Though I cook for a living, I am also pretty impatient and want my dinner on the table in less than half an hour most nights.” Those are Anna Jones’s ...continued

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