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...


A black and white close-up shot of the face of a man with a woman standing up beside him.

Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
taylor swift sings into a microphone

“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
The Town vs Gown promotional poster

Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
The 1975 play on a stage

Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.