On Midweek this week:-
Sue Clifford is director and co-founder of the charity Common Ground. Along with Angela King she has compiled a vast encyclopaedia: England in Particular- a celebration of the commonplace, the local, the vernacular and the distinctive, published by Hodder, at £30.
Dubbed the Rwandan Schindler, Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager in Kigali during the Rwandan genocide. He sheltered more than twelve hundred people, while machete wielding mobs raged outside. He tells his amazing story in An Ordinary Man, published by Bloomsbury, at £16.99.
The novelist, playwright and translator, Michael Frayn, is best known for his award-winning stage plays including Noises Off and Democracy. His classic comedy, Donkeys' Years, originally opened in London in 1976, winning the Olivier Award for 'Best Comedy'. 30 years on it is enjoying a West End revival, at the Comedy Theatre. Box Office: 0870 060 6637.
David Page was the eighth child born into an aboriginal family. From an early age he and his siblings entertained themselves by dressing up as the Jackson Five to do shows in their neighbourhood. David was talent-spotted, and became a best-selling pop star - until his voice broke. He is currently on a UK tour with the story of his life Page 8.
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