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  • Top 10 book for young adults

    The magnificent indie bookshop Mostly Books has scoured the shelves, and selected its Top 10 books for the miracle of a tween/teen no-screen Christmas.

  • XMAS: Top 10 kids books

    The Top 10 books for kids this Christmas - lovingly chosen by The Book House, purveyors of one of the top kids sections in the home counties!

  • Aladdin Hexagon Reading Justin Fletcher dame dressed as egyptian pharaoh and so she with mummies

    Panto review: Aladdin

    It's all back to Justin's House for a panto party. Aladdin at The Hexagon in Reading will be cleaning up this year with a show that's fun, festive and very silly.

  • coffee table book Frida Khalo black and white image floral frame

    Gotta have it

    From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, we've found the Top 10 most gorgeous new coffee table tomes for you.

  • Cast of Dick whittington and his cat South Hill Park Bracknell Berkshire 3D set designs of London

    Muddy reviews: Bracknell’s Dick Whittington

    Rat infestation? Call in Rentokil, Dick! Oh too late. Here's my hot-off-the-panto press verdict on Bracknell's Dick Whittington and His Cat.

  • Revealed! Our books of 2018

    Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your fave made the cut?

  • Review: Dick Whittington at Windsor

    Boom boom! Filthy family fun at the Theatre Royal as Basil Brush and his panto crew prove post Brexit Windsor's streets are paved with comedy gold.

  • Fir the love of Christmas

    Christmas stripped back to basics thanks to The Moomins – a family of pantless marshmallow trolls who are utterly clueless, just like the rest of us.

    • Superflashy newsflash

      It's time for the hottest gossip in the 'hood, including (*drum roll please) your fave Muddy ed's TV debut. Roll out the red carpet and pass me a Martini.

    • Christmas in the West End

      Shows, panto, ballet, musicals, even a bit of puppetry… check out our pick of the West End this holiday season.

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    Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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