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Augmented reality books could spell the future of reading
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Over its 25 year history, One Piece has become one of the most successful entertainment exports from Japan. Now, the creator looks to be considering its end.
The queer clubs that are about reading rather than drinking
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Never-before-seen images of the Beatles revealed in new book
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Six present ideas for culture-loving dads on Father’s Day
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'How to Murder Your Husband' author murders husband, goes to prison
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Regenesis: George Monbiot busts damaging farming myths in his new book
Farming is the greatest cause of environmental destruction, but we have the tools to regenerate, writes Monbiot, in his blistering new book.
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Manuscripts of pro-Nazi French author rediscovered after 78 years
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