Theatre Review – Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’ at Northern Stage

By Ken Powell Newcastle’s Northern Stage bills this production as a comedy – and it is, gloriously so. But beware, you’ll want tissues aplenty as this adaptation of Nigel Slater’s childhood biography is a painful tearjerker. The play (written by Henry Filloux-Bennett) takes us from Slater’s memories of cooking with his mother through to his… Read More Theatre Review – Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’ at Northern Stage

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Book Review: Around the World in 80 Words – A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones

Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones My rating: 5 of 5 stars Continuing on with my quest to allow Dr Oliver Tearle of Interesting Literature fame to bankrupt me, this review is as a direct result of his own review of the book which you… Read More Book Review: Around the World in 80 Words – A Journey Through the English Language by Paul Anthony Jones