Michael Rosen

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‘I knew my son had gone’: Michael Rosen on the moment that changed his life – extract
In this extract from his new book, Getting Better, the author and poet describes the death of his beloved teenage son, Eddie

Michael Rosen

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Steer clear of ‘mediocre writing’ by celebrities for Christmas, authors plead
Books by TV personalities and other high-profile figures will top bestseller lists, but critics say professionals lose out

David Barnett

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Michael Rosen writes poem in tribute to NHS nurses after Covid recovery
Children’s author who spent 48 days in hospital with virus calls NHS ‘a brilliant and wonderful invention’

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @4:03 PM

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We have no great expectations of Liz Truss | Letters
Letters: Sheila Cross agrees with Michael Rosen that social conditions now appear Dickensian, while Peter Riddle warns of real turbulence and Dr Neil Denby wonders why the wealthy always need carrots

Letters

11, Oct, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Michael Rosen and his son Joe look back: ‘I am gooning about, but this photo is tinged with sadness’
The poet and children’s author and his film-maker son on homework, holidays and health scares

Harriet Gibsone

17, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The answer to the ‘egg prick’ question | Brief letters
Brief letters: Egg prickers | Anger management | Dario Fo play | Missing Keir Starmer

12, Aug, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Michael Rosen marks Anne Frank anniversary with new poem
Sonnet for Anne Frank reflects on the ‘awful paradox between the living spirit of the diary and then the knowledge that you have’

Sarah Shaffi

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb
From CND marches, to books, films and music, fear of the bomb was everywhere in the 1980s. Now, for many, the war in Ukraine has brought back that sense of dread

Zoe Williams

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How Shirley Hughes explored the dramas of children’s lives in a changing world
The author and illustrator behind the Alfie and Dogger series thrilled parents and grandparents as well as the young, writes former children’s laureate Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

05, Mar, 2022 @5:00 PM

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TV and radio stars rally behind BBC over plans to scrap licence fee
Critics include Armando Iannucci, who says public support for the broadcaster has been underestimated

Tom Wall

16, Jan, 2022 @8:46 PM

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It’s beginning to look a lot like last Christmas: why the UK has Covid deja vu
Omicron cases are soaring, experts want curbs and Boris Johnson is dithering. Sound familiar?

Tim Adams

18, Dec, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Children’s books roundup – the best recent picture books and novels
A shy candle flame, Covid chronicles, unscrupulous zookeepers, a YA mermaid romance – and more

Imogen Russell Williams

19, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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