Jul 25

UNDER  THE  HEN’S  BOTTOM  by WENDY  BRECKON  

  Review by Frances Colville Under the Hen’s Bottom is a wonderful collection of short stories by author Wendy Breckon, detailing her memories of growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s.  As the title suggests, these stories are witty, quirky and so engaging that the reader is immediately drawn into the author’s …

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Jul 25

Give Me The Child By Mel McGrath Book Review

Give Me The Child drew my in immediately from the cover. Then the blurb drew my in further. As a mother I worried it might be horrible and depressing, but Give Me The Child is a clever and riveting psychological thriller. It leaves you guessing and is well written by an author who is clearly …

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Jul 24

Want a reason to switch to PDF? Here are 3

For the longest time, PDF was only used in official environments or by those working in professional environments and created content intended for the consumer base. Normal computer users didn’t really care that much about PDF but that’s a mistake as the PDF format is one of the most versatile things you can expect from …

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Jul 24

Review: The House They Grew Up In

The House They Grew Up In Minerva Theatre, Chichester Until 5 August Box Office: 01243 781312 www.cft.org.uk Deborah Bruce’s new play, a co-production with Headlong, manages to be both entertaining and deeply moving. It’s a tale of our time. Middle-aged brother and sister Peppy (Samantha Spiro) and Daniel (Daniel Ryan) live in the house they grew up …

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Jul 24

Give Me The Child Extract: The Hot New Thriller of The Summer

We have a treat for you: an exclusive extract of Give Me The Child. A stunning thriller from Mel McGrath. You can read our review tomorrow. CHAPTER ONE My first thought when the doorbell woke me was that someone had died. Most likely Michael Walsh. I turned onto my side, pulled at the outer corners …

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Jul 23

Disco Pigs reviewed by Paul Vates

Disco Pigs: The Trafalgar Studios, London   “a visceral, in-your-face, angry play”     There comes a point, once in awhile, when you’re watching a play and you realise you’ve been daydreaming and you glance at those around you for reassurance – are they still rapt by the show or are they slightly dazed, too? …

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Jul 21

Review: Fabulous Fiddler

Review Fiddler on the Roof (until 2 September) Chichester Festival Theatre Box Office: 01243 781312 www.cft.org.uk Photo credit: Johan Persson Heart, humour and world-class performances are just some of the elements that make Daniel Evans’s big summer musical an absolute belter. Add to that terrific musicians, Alistair David’s thrilling choreography and Lez Brotherston’s cleverly conceived …

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Jul 20

Why Not Try Essential Oils For Some Common Medical Problems? by Dr Kathleen Thompson

Some plants have therapeutic properties, and some modern medicines are derived from plants – for example digoxin, and anti-cancer drugs, such as taxotere and vincristine. Ayurvedic medicine draws on the many medicinal plants in the Indian rainforests and our grandmas all knew of herbal remedies, such as peppermint for an upset stomach and camomile for …

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