We get your diary sorted for the week ahead - so you don't have to THE GO-AWAY BIRD
At the New York Times Main Theatre in Edinburgh, Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, and illustrator Catherine Rayner perform their collaboration The Go-Away Bird
, aimed at ages four to seven.
The combination of Julia Donaldson's alliteratively amusing and charismatic tale of the unique 'Go-Away bird
' with Catherine Rayner's beautiful, colourful and wonderfully characterful illustrations is an absolute treat.
A white-bellied go-away bird
flopped for a sip at our bedroom's small plunge pool.
Memories from the time spent in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, are captured in many of her works; most intensely in the African cycle of short stories to which we may include the following titles: "The Seraph and the Zambesi" (1951)--this work launched Spark's career after she had won a short story competition in The Observer; "The Pawnbroker's Wife" (1953), which draws heavily on the period when Spark was waiting to return to England in 1944; "The Portobello Road" (1953), an extremely peculiar ghost story; "The Go-Away Bird
" (1958), "Bang-bang You're Dead" (1958) and "The Curtain Blown by the Breeze" (1961), all of which discuss the position and role of women in the Empire.