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Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7:09pm
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best-selling fantasy novel in history with sales of 150 million; on Friday Tolkien, a film about his early life, is released. He is the creator of an entire mythology but in his other life he was the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. He was a philologist living, as his friend CS Lewis said, “inside language” but he also lived at 21 Merton Street, the red-brick mansion block where my....
Saturday May 4, 2019 at 12:34am
Many Congratulations to FeedARead authors Éamonn Ó hUallacháin and Kevin McMahom for their successful launch of the book "The Troubles in Creggan Parish 1969-2000"  in Crossmaglen, South Armagh. More that 100 people attended and all 200 copies of the book were sold.
Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2:30pm
The capital’s only floating second-hand bookshop – which has been open for nine months, travelling between Camden Lock, Angel, Hackney and Paddington – stops for two weeks at each mooring to sell books donated by the public and by charity bookshops.It is owned by Paddy, “The Doctor”, and his co-partners, John Privett, “The Professor”, and a mysterious Frenchman called “The Captain”. View more:
Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 8:43pm
Good news! Optician David Baker's latest feedaread published book Window of the Soul has been nominated for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize for making science accessible to a mass audience.
Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 7:21pm
National Library Week (April 7- 13) is a great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. Whether you check out the library in person or online, you’ll be contributing to your community.This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”Melinda Gates is the honorary chair of National Library Week. In the last 20 years, Gates’ Global Libraries initiative has invested more than $1 billion in enhancing libraries and empowering communities.View Fu....
Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 7:25pm
There’s a scene in the new series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s dark comedy Fleabag that stands out. In the middle of an awkward family dinner, the heroine’s sister Claire (Sian Clifford) rushes to the bathroom. Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag follows, offering her a wad of tissue, assuming it’s a heavy period. It isn’t. It’s a miscarriage. For journalist and author Elizabeth Day, it struck a particular chord. It was her own restaurant miscarriage that inspired....
Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 7:28pm
The classics you may already know, and the hidden gems that deserve more attentionView Full Story
Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 7:33pm
The forthcoming novel centres around a sinister institute populated by children with 'special talents'Stephen King is set to release a new novel in the spirit of two of his previous hits – It and Firestarter.The author announced the forthcoming title on his website on Thursday. The Institute, which centres around a “sinister” facility for children with “special talents” (such as telekinesis and telepathy), will come out on 10 September.See F....
Sunday February 10, 2019 at 4:55am
Orson Welles’s formidable talents as an actor, director, producer and writer are well known through classic movies such as Citizen Kane and The Third Man. But more than three decades after his death, Welles’s flair for draughtsmanship is now increasingly being recognised.Sketches of film and stage productions are among hundreds of drawings reproduced in a forthcoming book, which follows a documentary about his art and an exhibition in Edinburgh last summer.View Full Article
Monday February 4, 2019 at 4:58am
Publisher says book, reconstructed from the author’s papers, is much closer to his traditional work than the much derided 1980 space romp View Guardian Article