The cold never bothered her anyway

Almost nobody saw it coming. Released in 2013, Disney’s Frozen was expected to do the same sort of business as predecessors such as Tangled and B(...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

 The leading players of the Tivoli’s Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy

Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages & Buffy Tivoli Theatre, Dublin Until Jan 13th At any other point in the year, a radical reinterpr(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

Artist Brian Lalor

The Ballydehob Museum of Treasures – Artists, Bohemians and Craftspeople of an Iconic Era will open next year in the village’s former bank. This fine (...)

Monica Frawley’s sketches for ‘The Red Shoes’

Perched in the back stalls of the Gate theatre, I am watching a late-morning rehearsal of The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of dance (...)

Enya Allen (4) from Navan and Lexi Byrne (4) from Carlow  reveal the theme of this year’s Late Late Toy Show, the Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

This year’s Late Late Toy Show will have a nautical theme. It has been a wish of host Ryan Tubridy for years that Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless (...)

Nigel Slater: “I am rarely happier than by the fireside on a winter’s day”

“I don’t like having my photograph on my covers, so we always make it that it can be removed, a slip-off band or second cover.” The notoriously shy B(...)

Venus Williams is through to the Australian Open final, where she will face sister Serena,  after she beat  Coco Vandeweghe in the semis. Photograph: Epa/Tracey Nearmy

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, once owned tennis as if it were a private business. On Saturday they will resume the partnership in the final (...)

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