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Henry S. F. Cooper Jr., Space Reporter, Dies at 82 Mr. Cooper, a descendant of James Fenimore Cooper, was an author, a writer for The New Yorker and the bulletin editor for the Century Association.
New York Times | 5 hours, 48 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Is this the final chapter for Swindon's libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? Community fears story wont end happily with proposals in place to withdraw funding from 14 of Swindons 15 libraries and council looking for volunteersIts 4pm on a Tuesday and the toddlers gathered in Swindons Old Town library are all pretending to be lobs
The Guardian | 6 hours, 31 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
10 bad reading habits to give up for Lent Sick of failing to give up chocolate AGAIN? From folding over page corners to judging a book by its cover, here are 10 bad reading habits you can successfully give up for LentOnce the pancakes have been eaten tonight, Lent begins. Lent is a Christian trad
The Guardian | 7 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
At 82, Broadway 'Master Of Ceremonies' Joel Grey Says, 'Life Seems Full' Grey explains how he brought his decadent Cabaret character to life on both the stage and screen, and reflects on coming out as gay after years of living closeted. His memoir is Master Of Ceremonies.
NPR.org | 8 hours, 8 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: Review: Jhumpa Lahiri's 'In Other Words,' a Writer's Headlong Immersion Into Italian Learning to read and write in a new language has been an invigorating experience for Ms. Lahiri, but one that does not necessarily translate to the reader.
New York Times | 8 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Gavin Francis: 'Sex is given as much importance as death' The GP and author explains how he conceived of a journey around the human body in the holistic spirit of medieval medicineAs a doctor working in general practice and emergency medicine, I am conscious that until relatively recently physicians saw a natura
The Guardian | 9 hours, 36 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Translation Tuesday: A Little Love Story by dn von Horvth A translated tale of desire and nostalgia by Hungarian playwright and novelist dn von Horvth, who was killed by a falling tree branch in 1938By dn von Horvth and Linda Baker for for Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, part of the Guardian Books NetworkHow
The Guardian | 10 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Terry Pratchett statue to bring Discworld author home to Salisbury Councillors back local womans campaign for bronze memorial in the authors home cityPlans to erect a bronze statue of Terry Pratchett in Salisbury are gathering pace after campaigners received the backing of the city council.Almost 9,000 people have signed
The Guardian | 10 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Enter the Henrietta Branford writing competition Show off your flair for story-writing and get the chance to meet Dame Jacqueline Wilson!Do you have a passion for writing stories? Enter the Henrietta Branford writing competition and begin your journey to literary success! This brilliant competition seek
The Guardian | 11 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Girl's drive to find 1,000 'black girl books' hits target with outpouring of donations Eleven-year-old Marley Diass appeal #1000blackgirlbooks, which gathered huge support, grew from her frustration at only being given stories about white boys and their dogsAn 11-year-old girl who was frustrated about only being given unrelatable books to r
The Guardian | 11 hours, 37 minutes ago | comment? | recommend