Roald Dahl

19 November 2017

<i>Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.</i><p>Think You Know the Tube Map? Here's Another Chance to Prove ItLet the battle continue<br>Crossrail …

London

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for fudge-topped chocolate brownies

All the bounty of a brownie – but topped with a decadent fudge sauce and crunchy nuts for all the gooeyness and bite one could ever ask for<p>Once when I was a young lad, having a thought to bake a cake, and so leafing through Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, my dad happened to walk …

Dessert

London still lives up to the legend

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>I’m with Samuel Johnson on London. He famously quipped “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. I’d be …

London

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Closing Up Shop + More NY Theater News

<i>On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.”</i> …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Weekend picks: Cirque's 'Crystal' a spectacle on ice

The globally successful Cirque du Soleil straps on ice skates for its first ice arena spectacle "Crystal" at the Sears Centre Arena. More on this, …

Willy Wonka

Kelsea Ballerini: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I’d Love to Duet With Macklemore!)

The more you know, y’all! <b>Kelsea Ballerini</b>, whose sophomore album, <i>Unapologetically</i>, is now on shelves, revealed 25 things you might not have known …

Reba McEntire

'The Witches' Holds Rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes - Bloody Disgusting

Rotten Tomatoes is on blast this week for hiding saving the reveal of their score for Warner Bros. <i>Justice League</i>, which is allegedly looming around …

Movies

Best Christmas markets and fairs in London 2017 - Mirror Online

The festive season is upon us, and the Christmassy cheer has well and truly begun. If you're wondering where to visit for your annual pilgrimage to a …

London

North-east author gives Harry Potter 'mither tongue'

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Matthew Fitt has already translated books by renowned authors Roald Dahl and Robert Louis Stevenson into Scots.<p>But the …

Harry Potter

Breaking: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Close Up Shop; National Tour Will Launch in Fall 2018

There are nine remaining weeks to see the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The final performance will be on Sunday, …

Entertainment

The Virtues of Reticence: On James Salter’s ‘Don’t Save Anything’

Among the many attractive qualities of the late <b>James Salter—</b>his powers of evocation; his famously ungross writing about sex; his apprehension of and …

Literature

The winner is announced, plus the compiled list of desert island reads.

Last week, I challenged readers to narrow down their ‘desert island’ choices for picture book, middle grade, and young adult titles, just one book …

Books

Best Fiction of 2017

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: April 4, 2017<p>Reviewed: Feb. 2, 2017<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: April 4, 2017<p>"Devastating; as unforgettable as it is …

Books

Penguin's on-the-wheels initiative in new avatar

New Delhi, Nov 12 (PTI) To celebrate its 30th anniversary in India, Penguin Random House has joined hands with Walking Bookfairs to re-branded its …

India

Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal 2017: Our chosen charities

Christmas Charity Appeal banner 2017<p>The Telegraph Christmas Charity Appeal now enters its 27th year, and this enduring success stands testament to the generosity of our readers.<p>To date, the appeal has raised close to £24m for a host of deserving causes over the decades. Your donations, small or …

Philanthropy

How Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville got to grips with Paddington 2

<b>If proof were needed that good friendships withstand the passage of time, look no further than actors Hugh Grant and Hugh Bonneville.</b><p>Almost 20 years after they starred together in Notting Hill, the two Hughs have reunited for the new Paddington movie - and both say the mutual affection hasn't waned.<p>…

Celebrity News

Parents, embrace the gross. Humor can teach kids about their bodies.

Children love potty humor. Although no one wants their kids to shout PEE or POOP in the middle of a restaurant, if your child is fixated on boogers, belching and bad breath, you can use this as an opportunity to discuss how the body works.<p>I know this because I’m a pediatrician, and a father. I …

Lifestyle

Move over, Hermione Granger – now girls have real-life heroines to read about

Children are revelling in books that showcase female role models from Virginia Woolf to Venus Williams. Such non-fiction has never been more needed<p>Children’s stories have often followed the same pattern: a girl is in trouble and enlists the help of a boy to get her out of this or that sticky …

Opinion

Trainspotting wins big at the Scottish Baftas

T2 TRAINSPOTTING claimed three major honours at Scotland’s film and television Oscars – as a host of female stars spoke out over the sexual abuse …

Film (UK)

The concert calendar

With euphoria still raging over his wife Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s fantastic two-night stint at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena last month, it would be …

Philippines

When it comes to the Scots tongue, Matthew Fitt is speaking our language

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sometimes the best ideas are born over a glass (or two) of wine – or, in Matthew Fitt and James Robertson’s case, a …

Language

Private tuition: How to make learning fun with reward charts

We are all striving to find a way to help our kids to understand that learning isn’t a chore, but a way to help find joy in the world around us. From …

Kids

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal Movie

Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in the upcoming film about the relationship between actress Patricia Neal and …

Celebrity News

Rebecca Ferguson In Talks To Lead Patricia Neal/Roald Dahl Project – AFM | Deadline

Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to play Oscar winner Patricia Neal alongside Hugh Bonneville as children’s novelist Roald Dahl in John Hay’s Untitled …

Entertainment

Rebecca Ferguson joins Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl biopic

Back in May it was announced that <b>Downton Abbey</b> star Hugh Bonneville will be taking on the role of Roald Dahl in an as-yet-untitled biopic of the …

Movies

Lemony Snicket on Getting Lost in the Darkness of Childhood

Dan Handler knows what frightens kids. Those are the waters he swims in.<p>By<p>Oct 30 2017, 5:47 PM<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Lemony Snicket is, famously, the …

Parenting

NY1 Team Gets 'Wonka-Fied' for Annual Halloween Parade

The highlight of Halloween in New York City is the annual Village Halloween Parade, which marches up Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village. In …

Entertainment

Best Children’s Books Quotes

For most readers, their obsession with books began in childhood—those formative years spent with nothing to do but read. And so, with these best …

Books

Lyn Gardner: Adaptations are not vandalism

Recently, I described Sally Cookson’s staging of Jane Eyre as theatre at its most original. A theatre company retorted on Twitter: “Suspect

Literature

What ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Teaches Us About Screen Addiction

Roald Dahl enchanted readers of his 1964 classic, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, with tales of Oompa-Loompas, everlasting gobstoppers, and …

Willy Wonka