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Jasper Rees

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Jasper has written about the arts, books, the media and sport for many broadsheets and magazines. He currently writes for the Telegraph and the Spectator. In the 1990s he also wrote about football for The Independent on Sunday. He is the author of I Found My Horn and co-author of the play of the same name. Bred of Heaven, his book on Wales and Welshness, was published in August 2011 and read on BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. His latest book is a biography of Florence Foster Jenkins

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Joe Boyd's Recording Heaven

When it comes to making records, I love deadlines. Embarking on an open-ended project, particularly with the infinite number of overdubs made...

Wonderland, Hampstead Theatre online review - a major play a...

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Mark Townsend: No Return review - a masterclass in journalis...

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The Rake's Progress, Complicité online review - well-pr...

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Return to Belsen, ITV review - Jonathan Dimbleby retraces hi...

When the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany was liberated by the British 11th Armoured Division on 15 April...

The Iron Mask review - preposterous multi-national fantasy

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Album: The Strokes - The New Abnormal

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Cyprus Avenue, Royal Court Theatre online review - a mind in...

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Colors performance stream on YouTube review - vocalists on l...

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It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, Breach Theatre online revie...

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