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Kate Kellaway

Macbeth; If You Don't Let Us Dream, We Won't Let You Sleep; A Chorus Line - review

The wonderful thing about Jamie Lloyd's production of Macbeth is that the Scottish play is Scottish. There is a rightness about the accents – it's almost as if one had only heard the play in translation until now. It is tremendous to hear James McAvoy's

Pondlife: A Swimmer's Journal by Al Alvarez - review

Al Alvarez's swimmer's diary, describing his all-year-round swimming in the outdoor ponds on Hampstead Heath, north London, is a marvellous book. Even the title Pondlife is spot-on: unlaboured, light and right. But it has no business to be as invigorating

The Overhaul by Kathleen Jamie - review

Kathleen Jamie's spare verse is both in tune with nature and at home with itself Kathleen Jamie's The Overhaul is easy to overlook (as I did when it came out towards the end of last year) because although attentive, it is in no way attention-seeking. T