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JK Rowling thanks Harry Potter fans as 'Cursed Child' script released

Harry Potter fans have been waiting nine years for this moment and it seems they were as keen as ever to snap up the next installment in the wizarding saga.

Harry Potter fans have been waiting nine years for this moment and it seems they were as keen as ever to snap up the next installment in the wizarding saga.

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'To Kill A Mockingbird' author Harper Lee dies aged 89

The American author Harper Lee, who wrote one of the country’s best known literary classics “To Kill A Mockingbird”, has died aged 89. Her death was

The American author Harper Lee, who wrote one of the country’s best known literary classics “To Kill A Mockingbird”, has died aged 89. Her death was

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Writing your way out of a Romanian prison

Prosecutors in Romania are trying to establish if some prisoners jailed for corruption and fraud are claiming authorship of books to get their

Prosecutors in Romania are trying to establish if some prisoners jailed for corruption and fraud are claiming authorship of books to get their

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Mein Kampf returns: read-between-the-lines version

Hitler’s opus ‘Mein Kampf’ is back in stores in Germany now for the first time since 1945, one of history’s most notorious works, republished with a

Hitler’s opus ‘Mein Kampf’ is back in stores in Germany now for the first time since 1945, one of history’s most notorious works, republished with a

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Egyptian novelist Gamal Al Ghitani dies

Renowned Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal Al Ghitani died on Sunday at a hospital in Cairo where he had been in a coma for more than three

Renowned Egyptian novelist and journalist Gamal Al Ghitani died on Sunday at a hospital in Cairo where he had been in a coma for more than three

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Iran boycotts Frankfurt Book Fair over Salman Rushdie appearance

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

Iran is boycotting this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair because of an appearance by British Indian author Salman Rushdie. He was the subject of an

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Oldest fragments of the Koran found in Birmingham, UK

A British university says fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text in

A British university says fragments of a Koran manuscript found in its library were from one of the oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text in

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How young translators are helping knit European culture together

Europe’s babel-like patchwork of languages has, on the face of it, made communication and understanding a constant issue. To deal with it the EU has

Europe’s babel-like patchwork of languages has, on the face of it, made communication and understanding a constant issue. To deal with it the EU has

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Found in translation: One minute with David Konečný

In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the

In this bonus interview we chat to David Konečný, photographer for Czech publishing house Vetrne Mlyny. Find out more about a project to boost the

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HarperCollins wipes Israel off the map

HarperCollins has come under fire after it published an atlas that omits the state of Israel from the Middle East. The map was printed showing

HarperCollins has come under fire after it published an atlas that omits the state of Israel from the Middle East. The map was printed showing

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Finnish-themed Frankfurt Book Fair opens in Germany

The world’s biggest book exposition is underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Book Fair expects 300,000 visitors between now and Sunday. The guest of

The world’s biggest book exposition is underway in Germany. The Frankfurt Book Fair expects 300,000 visitors between now and Sunday. The guest of

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Book claims to definitively prove identity of Jack the Ripper

The identity of Jack the Ripper, one of the of the greatest murder mysteries for more than 100 years, has been solved beyond doubt, according to a

The identity of Jack the Ripper, one of the of the greatest murder mysteries for more than 100 years, has been solved beyond doubt, according to a

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Trierweiler book tops bestseller list

The book by the ex-partner of the French president Francois Hollande has sold out and is being auctioned on eBay for up to 100 euros. Thanks For

The book by the ex-partner of the French president Francois Hollande has sold out and is being auctioned on eBay for up to 100 euros. Thanks For

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Game of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin unveils cover of new book

Famed author George RR Martin has unveiled on his blog the final cover of his new book set in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ (ASOIAF)

Famed author George RR Martin has unveiled on his blog the final cover of his new book set in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ (ASOIAF)

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Poland breaks book domino chain world record

A Guinness World Record for a domino chain made of books was set by Czestochowa School of Economics in southern Poland. The domino chain of five

A Guinness World Record for a domino chain made of books was set by Czestochowa School of Economics in southern Poland. The domino chain of five

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'It's Kind of a Funny Story' author Ned Vizzini dies at age 32

Best-selling young adult fiction writer Ned Vizzini, whose 2006 semi-autobiographical novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” won plaudits for its

Best-selling young adult fiction writer Ned Vizzini, whose 2006 semi-autobiographical novel “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” won plaudits for its

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Rare Pilgrims' book sets record at auction

What’s thought to be the first ever book printed in what is now the United States has fetched a record $14 million at auction. The tiny “Bay Psalm

What’s thought to be the first ever book printed in what is now the United States has fetched a record $14 million at auction. The tiny “Bay Psalm

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New Asterix adventure, new team

After eight years the indomitable little Gaul Asterix is back with a new adventure, ‘Asterix and the Picts’, which is set in Scotland. The famous

After eight years the indomitable little Gaul Asterix is back with a new adventure, ‘Asterix and the Picts’, which is set in Scotland. The famous

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Sweden: Morrissey releases autobiography

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known to all as “Morrissey”, was in Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday for an exclusive book signing of his eagerly awaited

Steven Patrick Morrissey, known to all as “Morrissey”, was in Gothenburg, Sweden on Thursday for an exclusive book signing of his eagerly awaited

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Brazilian book bonanza in Frankfurt followed by the favela

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed Brazil’s Vice-President Michel Temer to the Frankfurt Book Fair as the 65th annual literature fest

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed Brazil’s Vice-President Michel Temer to the Frankfurt Book Fair as the 65th annual literature fest

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American novelist Elmore Leonard dies at 87

American novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard dies at the age of 87. According to his official web page Elmore passed away on Tuesday morning

American novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard dies at the age of 87. According to his official web page Elmore passed away on Tuesday morning

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World's oldest Torah found in Italy

The world’s oldest known complete Torah scroll may have been found in Bologna University Library. The sheepskin document dates from around 1155, and

The world’s oldest known complete Torah scroll may have been found in Bologna University Library. The sheepskin document dates from around 1155, and