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Most of Joseph Haydn's symphonies feature in a 35 CD set

Joseph Haydn is every bit the equal of Mozart and Beethoven but loses out in popular appeal because he was so prolific. Very few of his invariably excellent pieces stand out from the crowd the way Beethoven's Ninth does, or Mozart's Don Giovanni.
It's extraordinary how few duds there are among his 107 symphonies (104 numbered ones, three others now attributed to him).

Memo to all writers of what I know you won't like me calling 'chick-lit' novels: you know the central female character you've worked so hard on to make just the right blend of kooky and lovable?

Into the theatre floats an elephant, exquisitely realised with flapping sack-cloth ears. Its skin is grey with pink spots and its busily undulating trunk resembles a sliced baguette.

During the interval, a bell tolls, marking the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. But in a play filled with doom and gloom, stars blaze, none more brightly than Lily James.

In Manchester at the moment, it's all about The Boss. The deep rivalry between two famous football clubs is being distilled into a duel between two managers, both just arrived.

Tom Parker-Bowles, who writes for the Mail on Sunday.

OK. That's it. Enough. Of the spiralizers and soy milk, the gluten-and guilt-free, the cleanses, chia seeds and purges. Of this half-baked, culinary cloud-cuckoo-land.


Imagine a giant inflatable nectarine sailing through skies of roses and you're close to the fantastic effortlessness of a wine I tasted recently.


I am still not sure if I am really comfortable being the guy who arrives at the picnic with a little speaker slung over his shoulder in a dainty leather satchel.


The earl who slept with his footmen. The duke with a compulsive digging disorder. And the butler who drank himself under his master's table....


This is a wonderfully absorbing exhibition at London's Tate Britain, with some splendid oddities as well as some extraordinary masterpieces in both art forms.

It could be described as a travesty. Just a handful of characters and the fact that it arrives in cinemas six years later link this Alice Through The Looking Glass with Lewis Carroll.

These 'curious' or serio-comic maps - many of which are available to buy at next month's London Map Fair - hark from a time between 1854 and 1915.