WHEN a young Irish nun fled her convent one foggy winter night dressed only in her nightgown, she could not have known the series of extraordinary events she was to spark in Australia's religious history – including her demanding that a bishop publicly apologise for dismissing her as mad.
A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carré, published in hardback by Viking THERE are two views of John Le Carré’s work: some consider that he has effectively blended high-end literature with his chosen genre, the spy novel; others think him a brilliant genre writer whose works are weakened by his literary pretensions.
"ALL comedians secretly want to make themselves useful," says Robert Webb, star of Peep Show and one half of double act Mitchell and Webb, "because we don't really believe that making people laugh is any kind of noble calling.
GERRY Adams is a good storyteller, though his political message comes first and he has even told the same story, at different times, in markedly different ways, depending on the political concerns of the time.
"PEOPLE love walking up a mountain to listen to actors and rain doesn't seem to put people off – I just feel sorry for the actors," says Paula McFetridge, who has spent the last 11 years of her life bringing theatre to 'non-theatre' spaces.