Daily Archives: 11/01/2012

Sherlock Holmes and the curious case of the author’s ruined mansion

Campaigners fighting to save Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crumbling former home have been boosted by a High Court decision to allow a judicial review of a case that might have tested the wit of the author’s most famous creation. Undershaw, … Continue reading

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Is Oxfam challenging high street book stores?

Anne Paterson, the manager of Oxfam Books in Turnham Green, West London, suggests that more readers are turning to stores like hers for a good value read. Countering the cosy image of high-street charity shops, Paterson is a savvy businesswoman, … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl to be honored by stamp collection

The Twits, Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox are among some of Quentin Blake’s famous illustrations to feature on a new series of stamps from the Royal Mail.   The stamps issued to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl and his … Continue reading

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Elton John to write book about Aids

Elton John is writing his first book, Love is the Cure, due out in July. His book will be a collection of memories and meditations on the fight against Aids and will be accompanied by an audiobook read by the … Continue reading

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