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Anna van Praagh


Motherwell: A Girlhood by Deborah Orr - review

No one in Orr’s family, least of all the man she would marry and divorce, Will Self, comes away unscathed, says Anna van Praagh 

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3 of the chicest British seaside hotels

Fish and chips on the sand, buckets and spades — it simply isn’t summer without a trip to the seaside. But where to stay once you’re there? Anna van Praagh rounds up three of the best British beach hotels


Milkshakes and Morphine by Genevieve Fox - review

Fox is a brilliant storyteller and a beautiful writer, and her poetry repertoire is a delight, says Anna Van Praagh

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Why all eyes are on rising star actress Ellie Bamber

She’s loved by critics, directors and fashion designers alike and has multiple films on the horizon. As Ellie Bamber stars in a new play at the Donmar, she tells Anna van Praagh that this is just the beginning

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James Norton has Hollywood in his sights

 He talks to Anna van Praagh about fame anxiety, the problem with being posh and why we all need to stand up to Trump

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Galle, Sri Lanka: where to eat, drink, shop and stay

Culture. Beaches. Virgin rainforests. Sri Lanka is a veritable holiday paradise. Time to say goodbye to those January blues, writes Anna van Praagh  

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Jack O'Connell: I can’t live the life I grew up living

The British star talks fame, mixing with the heavyweights and missing ordinary life

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Jack O'Connell on jail, Jolie and taking Hollywood by storm

Spotted by Shane Meadows at 14, facing jail at 17 and Angelina Jolie’s protégé by 23. Jack O’Connell’s had his ups and downs — but, he tells Anna van Praagh, that’s what makes him the man he is today

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On set with Laura Carmichael

Laura Carmichael on the politics of race, class and why she's a Corbynista at heart

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Laura Carmichael: Lady Edith hits the London stage

She shot to fame as Lady Edith in Downton Abbey. Now she’s starring in a sexually charged drama that will get the critics hot under the collar. Laura Carmichael talks to Anna van Praagh