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  • Sharon Murray to leave Foyles

    <p>Sharon Murray, general manager of Foyles since October 2000, is to leave the bookseller at the end of February. She said that she began to... Read more

  • Harvill to merge with Secker

    <p>Random House is to merge The Harvill Press with Secker&amp;Warburg, as Christopher MacLehose steps down from day-to-day running of the Harvill list. Geoff Mulligan, at... Read more

  • Ottakar's punishes Egmont

    <p>Ottakar's has singled out children's publishing group Egmont for its deals with direct sales companies, Fiona Fraser writes.</p><p>The 121-strong bookselling chain said it would not... Read more

  • Brown buys Andromeda

    <p>Brown Reference Group has acquired Andromeda Oxford, which went into administration last November, Liz Bury writes.</p><p>London-based Brown, a packager of adult and children's reference, educational... Read more

  • Cork in crisis talks

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Supermarket book supplier Cork International this week placed its future in the hands of publishers as it entered refinancing talks.</p><p>Large publishers and distributors have... Read more

  • Beckham scores for HarperCollins

    <p>David Beckham's "My Side" helped HarperCollins UK to "dramatically increase profit" and grow revenues in the six months to end-December. Victoria Barnsley, c.e.o., said that... Read more

  • CUP expands in law with Lexis buy

    <p>Cambridge University Press has acquired the Law in Context series of 40 titles from LexisNexis UK, part of Reed Elsevier.</p><p>The law list for final year... Read more

  • Kluwer's new strategy excites investors

    <p>Wolters Kluwer's share price has continued its recent upward run, reaching &#8364;14.20 (&#163;9.67) after results were published last week.</p><p>The rise, despite a decline in sales... Read more

  • Grant and Burton grow Infinite Ideas

    <p>Joel Rickett</p><p>A new company combining trade publishing and content licensing has been launched with &#163;1m venture capital backing.</p><p>The company, Infinite Ideas, is the brainchild of... Read more

  • Street trader Jordan goes to jail

    <p>Fiona Fraser</p><p>Booksellers who united against book theft ringleader Ronald Jordan celebrated this week as he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.</p><p>The sentence followed January's... Read more

  • Politico's to move out of Westminster base

    <p>Specialist political bookshop Politico's is to close its London shop after a year-long battle against rent rises and the central London congestion charge. The business... Read more

  • Owl owner expands into rural Scotland

    <p>Kevin Ramage, owner of the Owl Bookshop in London, has bought a watermill in Perthshire, Scotland to convert into a 4,000 sq ft bookshop, art... Read more

  • Supermarkets opt out of WBD

    <p>Asda has opted not to take part in this year's World Book Day, despite the decision by the WBD executive committee that supermarkets could join... Read more

  • Wilson tops Cookson in libraries

    <p>Tom Holman</p><p>Children's author Jacqueline Wilson has taken Catherine Cookson's mantle as the UK's most popular author in public libraries, according to new data from the... Read more

  • Profile shoots to new heights

    <p>Liz Bury</p><p>Profile Books will double its turnover to &#163;5m this year, in a classic tale of small publisher transformed by unexpected bestseller.</p><p>The nation's penchant for... Read more

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    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by Mrs Hinch
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    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
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    Me
    by Elton John
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    No Mercy
    by Martina Cole
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    Dead at First Sight
    by Peter James
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    Tall Tales and Wee Stories
    by Billy Connolly
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    The Body
    by Bill Bryson
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    The Christmas Wedding
    by Dilly Court
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    Veg
    by Jamie Oliver
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    The Secret Commonwealth
    by Philip Pullman
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