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A Rather Odd Midwestern Pilgrimage To Rome

Pilgrims BY GARRISON KEILLOR FABER & FABER, £16.99 T he Vatican, the Pope and priests all come into this gentle comedy by Garrison Keillor, the latest novel in his Lake Wobegon......

Sarah Chang

BARBICAN HALL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 The violinist Sarah Chang, performing at the Barbican as part of its Great Performers series, was a child prodigy, recording her first album......

Ponyo

U CERT, 101 MINS Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated fairytale Ponyo is loosely based around Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid . But in this tale Ponyo, a goldfish,......

Really Old, Like Forty Five

NATIONAL THEATRE / COTTESLOE Very soon there will be more old people than young people. How is the Government going to handle the crisis? Tamsin Oglesby’s play isn’t as good as......

Tower Block Of Commons

CHANNEL 4, 9PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 This is a four-part series in which MPs, generally seen as out of touch and despised, spend time with the poorest members of society. This......

Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me

DRAG CITY, £14.99 Joanna Newsom’s 2006 album Ys was one of the supreme creative achievements of the last decade. So the pressure is on the 28-year-old American harpist as she......

Copying Beethoven

£12.99, VERVE PICTURES Set in 1824, Copying Beethoven focuses on the last years of the composer’s life as, distressed and isolated by his deafness, he works to finish his Ninth......

St Charles Of Mount Argus Prayer Book By Author (ovada

Books, £2.95) During his lifetime the Dutch-born Passionist priest Joannes Andreas Houben became a much-loved and respected figure at Mount Argus monastery in Dublin. People......

Good To A Fault By Marina Endicott (windmill Books, £7.99)

Good to a Fault is Canadian writer Marina Endicott’s second novel. It made a big impression in North America, winning the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and garnering praise from......

Biblical Archeology By Eric H Cline (oup, £7.99) There’s...

wonderfully addictive about these Oxford University Press short introductions. Even if you know the subject, they’re so neat and manage to give a bird’s-eye view of the topic......

No Lovelier Death By Graham Hurley (orion, £7.99) Graham...

despite being 17 books into his career, is still an unknown in the mainstream crime fiction world. No Lovelier Death , the ninth in his Joe Faraday series, will, one hopes,......

Work! For Godʼs Sake By Esther D Reed (darton, Longman

& Todd, £12.95) Esther Reed, a professor at the University of Exeter, writes in an accessible and highly readable manner. This book, based on a series of lectures at Salisbury......