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Frank Cottrell-Boyce: ‘I read Adrian Mole every year, it gets funnier each time’
The author and screenwriter on why Lord of the Flies is overrated, and the most beautiful words ever written

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

20, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A brutal Covid legacy awaits our children. We need the will and ambition to tackle it | Frank Cottrell Boyce
Only an event such as wartime evacuation can compare to lockdown. Plans for the young need to meet the challenge

Frank Cottrell Boyce

17, Jan, 2021 @9:15 AM

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The magic of Marine is the magic that will get us through these next months | Frank Cottrell Boyce
My daughter learned there it was acceptable to shout on a terrace and Spurs will apparently change in the suite we’ve hired for our kids’ birthdays

Frank Cottrell Boyce

08, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Judith Kerr was not scared to confront death in her stories. But she helped us savour the joy of life | Frank Cottrell Boyce
Mog the cat dies. The tiger came to tea - but never reappeared. The danger in her tales adds to their thrill

Frank Cottrell Boyce

25, May, 2019 @4:13 PM

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No longer recognise your country? Look beyond our toxic public life ... | Frank Cottrell Boyce
In workplaces and schools across the land, you’ll find wry, creative people who defy the mood of fatalism

Frank Cottrell Boyce

27, Jan, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Steptoe and Son was a genius creation. We won’t see its like again | Frank Cottrell Boyce
The flair of Ray Galton, who died last week, lives on in a series of tragicomic characters

Frank Cottrell Boyce

07, Oct, 2018 @4:59 AM

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By axing early years help, we give our children a mountain to climb | Frank Cottrell Boyce
Sure Start was a huge success in improving the life chances of vulnerable youngsters. But these gains are now threatened as its children’s centres continue to close

Frank Cottrell Boyce

08, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman review – a tidal wave of imagination
Philip Pullman revisits his great fictional universe with this captivating first story of a new trilogy, The Book of Dust

Frank Cottrell Boyce

19, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family

Frank Cottrell Boyce

14, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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AA Milne, Christopher Robin and the curse of Winnie-the-Pooh
Not only was AA Milne’s life eclipsed by the creation of Pooh Bear, so was that of his son, writes the screenwriter of the new biopic, Goodbye Christopher Robin

Frank Cottrell Boyce

23, Sep, 2017 @1:00 PM

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The Conservative pitch played to the worst in us. Which is never a match for the best in us | Frank Cottrell Boyce
We learned a Tory safe seat is meaningless, decency trumps the ugliness of the rightwing press and young people are more than a demographic

Frank Cottrell Boyce

10, Jun, 2017 @11:05 PM

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Terry Pratchett docudrama is a fittingly imaginative tribute | Frank Cottrell Boyce
Back in Black’s inventive life story eschews the usual talking heads to focus on the author’s devoted fans – of whom I am one

Frank Cottrell Boyce

11, Feb, 2017 @9:40 PM

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