sat 19/08/2017

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Prom 26 review: Frang, Power, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Järvi – fire and air from a crack team

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Prom 23 review: OAE, Christie - scintillating drama in Handel's Israel in Egypt

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Teju Cole: Blind Spot review - haunting hybrid of words and images

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Prom 10 review: Aurora Orchestra, Collon – a revolution taken to heart

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Sarah Hall: Madame Zero review – eerie tales of calamity and change

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Andrew O'Hagan: The Secret Life review – troubling tales from the online underground

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Arundhati Roy: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness review - brilliant fragments of divided India

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Colm Tóibín: House of Names review - bleakly beautiful twilight of the gods

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Sunday Book: Helen Dunmore - Birdcage Walk

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Sunday Book: Neil Gaiman - Norse Mythology

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Sunday Book: Tessa Hadley - Bad Dreams

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Sunday Book: Michel Houellebecq - Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013

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theartsdesk in Cape Town: Summer of nostalgia

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Sunday Book: Günter Grass - Of All That Ends

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Sunday Book: Zadie Smith - Swing Time

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Sunday Book: Haruki Murakami - Absolutely on Music

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Meet Me at Dawn ★★★★

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theartsdesk Q&A: Director Peter Kosminsky, Part 2

It was only at the dawn of the Blair age that Peter Kosminsky truly emerged as a basilisk-eyed observer of the nation’s moral health. By the time...

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Too hot/wet outside? Take refuge on the box. We sift the schedules for you.

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