Daily Archives: 12/03/2012

Arabic book award withheld over lack of suitable candidates

A book award to celebrate the best in Arab literature has been withdrawn due to a lack of suitable candidates. None of the shortlisted books were deemed good enough to secure Sheikh Zayed Book award’s literature prize and the £130,000 … Continue reading

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Pottermore will finally open to all in April following lengthy delay

J.K. Rowling’s interactive website, where users can navigate the world of Harry Potter, has been in beta since launching on 31 July. It was opened to one million registered test users, and set to go live last October. However, developers … Continue reading

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Review of health care in care homes published

The CQC have published the results of a review of how the health care needs of people living in care homes are met. The review focussed on health care services for older people and people with learning disabilities in care homes. … Continue reading

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Orange prize for fiction longlist shows diversity of historical novels

Thanks to the Guardian for this one… Historical fiction– from love among heroes in ancient Greece to bickering jazz musicians in Nazi-occupied Paris – forms a significant chunk of this year’s Orange prize longlist, which has been revealed to coincide … Continue reading

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Library closures protest heads to Westminster

Authors Kate Mosse and Philip Ardagh join library campaigners to march on Westminster. They plan to lobby MPs about a public library service they say is in “crisis”. With new research from Unison showing that more than 100 libraries across … Continue reading

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