Here is yet another tale of a young girl making good by dancing like crazy. The dancing is energetic, the seen-it-all-before story tedious.
Do you care about the opinion expressed in this newspaper's theatre column? If you do, there is a growing body of opinion that says you are in a shrinking minority.
Broken on the Inside, by Simon Hammelburg, was originally published in Holland in 1996.
A Game For All the FamilyBy Sophie Hannah
Hodder & Stoughton, £14.
Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and WarningBy Timothy Snyder
Bodley Head, £25
Reviewed by Bernard Wasserstein
The term "Black Earth" is often used to designate the rich agricultural areas of southern Russia.