Enid Blyton

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Pepi Nana and Mr Onion in Moon and Me. Photograph: BBC

We’ve not even started watching Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show by Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport, and it’s already a hit in our house. “I n(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Anna Acciarini: ‘Casual racism was now the norm. It felt like it was catching. I was so hurt, and the sense of insecurity was ever present, as was my anger.’

I am an Irish woman who moved to England by accident in 2007. I was living in Tenerife and met a blacksmith from Luxembourg who convinced me to move t(...)

Sara Thompson of Thompson Clarke.

Could the humble pantry – the preserve of Downton Abbey sets and Enid Blyton books – be due a comeback? The kitchen island has reached Peak Status Sym(...)

Pessimists across the water are now bracing themselves for a post-Brexit return to ration books, after Thursday’s leak of news that the British govern(...)

PJ Gallagher and Una McKevitt. When did you last cry? “Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely nothing about. Protestant hurling.”

When did you last cry? Una: Watching about five episodes of This Is Us. PJ: Watching the Irish women’s hockey team. It’s sport I knew absolutely not(...)

Gerry Adams: “The British never fed us . . . But as intrepid republicans and being blessed by one or two great cooks these are the recipes that sustained the Irish negotiating team.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams says he is planning to publish a cookery book, with ingredients including “some of the best-kept secrets of the Irish peace pr(...)

Bosca Brexit: the best of Ireland

The British government has revealed it is making plans to stockpile food and drugs in the event it crashes out of Brexit on March 29th without a deal,(...)

Spoof humour books like Five on Brexit Island have become a ‘key driver’ of sales at WH Smith, helping to counter a sharp drop in ‘colour therapy’ titles.

Bookseller and stationer WH Smith has revealed that sales from its shops in train stations and airports have overtaken high street stores for the firs(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

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