Monsters

Don't be too cool for Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent

18 June 2016 9:00 am

I suspect some readers might be too cool for this lovely book, partly because, despite its gothic horror set-up, it…

Francesca Simon’s dark novel The Monstrous Child tells the story of Hel, Queen of the Underworld — like Proserpina, only monstrous

Sinister summer reading for children

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Martin Stewart’s Riverkeep (Penguin, £7.99) has a list of books and writers on the cover: Moby-Dick, The Wizard of Oz,…

T. rex hunted live prey but wouldn’t pass up a free meal if it sniffed one out

T. rex: the greatest celebrity of all time

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Tyrannosaurus rex is the greatest celebrity of all time. The 68–66 million-year-old carnivore is far older than any actor or…

Incredible journey

4 December 2010 12:00 am

Monsters is a sci-fi alien film and is being promoted as a sci-fi alien film but it’s not really a sci-fi alien film as it’s a love story with a beautiful and unexpected ending.