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Top of the world, looking back on Creation – the Alan McGee interview

  When I got through to Alan McGee, it sounded like he was having his flat trashed by Dr Who monsters, possibly in the process of drowning him in a bubble bath. Either that or it was just another day … Continue reading

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Glade Alive – the John Bramwell interview

If there’s a camper van parked outside the Continental in Preston, Lancashire, on Thursday, September 6th, you can rest assured that John Bramwell has safely arrived from Cheshire’s clutches. The esteemed guitarist/singer/songwriter will be at the Ribbleside hostelry to play … Continue reading

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The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce – a writewyattuk review

Frank Cottrell Boyce has a lot to live up to when it comes to publication time, not least considering the quality of his first three children’s novels, Millions, Framed and Cosmic. I also enjoyed the Merseyside author’s re-imaginings of Ian … Continue reading

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Finally catching up with Frank Cottrell Boyce

I won’t hold back. Lots of people who know about my love for children’s lit will have heard me talk in glowing terms about the work of Frank Cottrell Boyce, the respected film scriptwriter who turned to fiction with such … Continue reading

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40 great reasons to have loved the 2012 Olympics

In no particular order … 1. Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony for setting the tone and leaving me proud to be British; and Stephen Daldry and Kim Gavin’s closing pageant for living up to its high standard 2. Double-golden girl Laura … Continue reading

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Oh Danny Boyle

Arise Sir Daniel. The Boyle done good at the Olympic Park on Friday. And what with DB’s opening ceremony and the torch relay that preceded it, a lot more of us feel part of London 2012 now – something we … Continue reading

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