Every pupil should read Dickens, says minister... (but he's too hard, says the author's biographer)
Top Gear is back and viewers absolutely hate it
Change is hard. It was inevitable that the new, revamped series of Top Gear would land on suspicious minds; though the outlandish stunts and unaffordable cars remained, viewers had been robbed of the comforts of familiar faces.
Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man's world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.
Simone de Beauvoir. Saint-Germain-de-Prés, Paris, c. 1946.
The most ridiculous adult colouring books
If you thought you’d seen it all on the exploding adult colouring book market, think again. Romantic fiction publishers Mills & Boon are jumping on the bandwagon and releasing their first colouring book, The Art of Romance, in celebration of over 100 years of iconic covers.
Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) - French poet and screenwriter. Photo by Rajak Ohanian
Oscars respond to Trump ban that may stop Iranian director attending awards ceremony
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5 Oscar nominations snubs, from Amy Adams to Deadpool