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Orwell shortlist reflects "continuing power" of political history

The shortlist for this year’s Orwell Prize for books includes Alan Johnson’s This Boy (Bantam) and Charles Moore’s Margaret...

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Stephen Fry "surprise guest" at World Book Night

Stephen Fry was the surprise guest at an event celebrating World Book Night yesterday (24th April). Fry read letters from Oscar Wilde and Mark...

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Blaming gender for boys' reading habits "absurd"

Publishing industry figures have dismissed claims by children's authors that too many female editors are having an adverse effect on boys'...

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