Authors Posts by Natasha Ibbotson

Natasha Ibbotson


The Talking Horse

Long-time childrens’ author Mark Haddon took the bestseller lists by surprise with the success of his last offering, Whitbreadwinning novel The Curious Incident of...

Mystery of the Orient

The Mystery of Empty SpaceAshmolean Museumuntil 16 OctoberThe twentieth century has not been kind to traditional Chinese painting. Its place usurped by the revolutionary...

Small screen

The Secret of DrawingBBC28 October, 8.10pm« « « « «Love SoupBBC111 October, 9pm« « « « «Drawing is everywhere, proclaims presenter Andrew Graham Dixon...


Gentlemen & PlayersJoanne HarrisDoubledayA new academic year and the venerable halls of St Oswald’s Grammar School for Boys are beset by change in its...

Kings of Convenience: Riot on an Empty Street

They told us Quiet is the New Loud in 2001. Now, the Kings of Convenience are back with their Riot on an Empty Street....

Single Reviews

The Get Up Kids - Guilt Show - Out Now Don’t be fooled by its ominous name and gloomy collection of song titles (‘Martyr...


Autumn by Ali Smith: a seasonal portrait of post-Brexit Britain

The first book in Smith's ongoing quartet reminds us that sympathy is possible in our polarised times

‘Widows’ is a celebration of female grit and resolve

Viola Davis leads a group of kick-ass women in a heist film with a lot on its mind

England’s stubborn faith in Keaton Jennings reaps its reward

The ECB must explore ways to promote the lost art of Test batsmanship at a grassroots level

Salome Review – ‘struggles to take audience into another world’

Tea Party Productions' 'Salome' shows the play's continuing power to unsettle

How Charlie Chaplin lost his voice

The rise and fall of the filmmaker and his silent medium