Sean Linnane

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Robby Hecht among a trio of fine Americana albums

Robert Hecht, LA band The Far West and Carlene Carter, from the celebrated country music family, all release impressive Americana albums<p>Theself-titled album <b>Robby Hecht</b> is a lovely curiosity. It took several listens to get into the album but it was well worth the effort, because the songwriting is …

Tom Hickox, War, Peace & Diplomacy, review

Tom Hickox is the most powerful and original lyrical songwriter this country has produced in years, says Neil NcCormick<p><b>Tom Hickox, War, Peace & Diplomacy</b><p><b>Fierce Panda, £11.99</b><p>In a singer-songwriter scene crowded with sensitive souls crooning about love and desire, Tom Hickox is a rare and bold new …

World Book Day: Ten must-read children’s books for less than £1

To mark World Book Day 2014, Richard Davies of AbeBooks.co.uk chooses ten children's classics that can be bought secondhand for less than £1 each<p><b>Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson</b><p>Always over-shadowed by Treasure Island, Kidnapped is a gripping adventure set in 18th century Scotland where young …

What's on TV tonight: BBC Proms 2018, James Martin’s American Adventure and Orange Is the New Black

Friday 27 July<p>BBC Proms 2018<p><i>BBC Four, 7.30pm & 11.00pm</i><p>This week, two concerts with diametrically opposed themes that neatly summarise the ever-broadening appeal of the Proms are introduced by Petroc Trelawny and Anna Meredith respectively. First, the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, …

Why are British people turning off the TV news?

Any TV viewer who is reasonably informed about the world suffers moments of shock during quiz programmes when a contestant is unable to name the current prime minister of the UK or has absolutely no idea who Ronald Reagan was.<p>A poll conducted by the European Social Survey, though, offers an …

Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category.<p>Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous …

Clive James: The Returned made my remaining hair stand on end

Clive James is impressed - and terrified - by Channel 4's French thriller The Returned.<p>There has been much argument about whether Leah McFall, instead of Andrea Begley, should have won the final of <b>The Voice</b> (BBC One) but in my opinion Andrea <b>deserved the prize.</b><p>My opinion, of course, had been partly …

Mick Jagger: the immortal teenager?

Clive James reviews the week's TV, including The Americans, Wimbledon and Glastonbury, and applauds the show The Rolling Stones put on.<p>I read somewhere that before the appearance of the Rolling Stones at <b>Glastonbury</b> (BBC Two), Mick Jagger, between a 10-hour session on the treadmill and a ballet …

Clive James on translating Dante

Clive James has waited 50 years to translate Dante's Commedia. He explains the reasons behind his rhymes.<p>Many people, not all of them outside Italy, think that “The Divine Comedy” is a rather misshapen story. And indeed, if it were just a story, it would be back to front: the narrator has an …

Clive James on Ashton Agar and the Ashes

Clive James reviews the week's TV, including how Ashton Agar caught his imagination and a BBC Four cricketing drama about Kerry Packer.<p>Forty years ago, in my first incarnation as a TV critic, I used to mock <b>Alan Whicker</b> for his mannered scripts and his proclivity for hanging out with the rich and …

Mavis Staples, One True Vine, review

Mavis Staples musters a new kind of gentle power on her new album and remains a towering talent, says Neil McCormick.<p><b>ADA £13.99</b><p>“My heart lifts when I sing,” Mavis Staples gently croons on Jesus Wept. At 73, Staples remains a consummate vocalist. It’s not just that every note is in the right place, …