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Steven Isserlis: ten things you never knew
4. Children's author
Isserlis has written two books for children about great composers. 'Why Beethoven Threw the Stew' and 'Why Handel Waggled his Wig' have been translated into many languages. The cellist has also written three stories that have been set to music by Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley: Little Red Violin (and the Big, Bad Cello), Goldipegs and the Three Cellos, and Cindercella.