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Book week 2016 - Australia: Story Country

Book Week is a week long festival run by the Childrens Book Council of Australia every year to highlight the importance of literature in children’s lives. 2016 marks the 71st anniversary of this event and this year's theme is the most exciting yet, Australia: story country. With new stock arriving all the time, our Sydney warehouse is packed to the rafters with true blue Aussie Book Week ideas for kids and teachers. We've got our eyes on the abundance of Aussie animals, Australian pioneers…

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52 books, 52 weeks, Week 17: Riding the Orphan Train

Wall Book Club Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 pm Wall Township Branch

A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party.

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A Supercut Tribute to Some of the Best Dance Scenes in 1980s Movies

Dancing On The Ceiling - Dancing In 80's Movies Tribute | This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Lionel Richie’s album “Dancing On the Ceiling”. | 2016-08-06

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6 Rare Images Of Mark Twain

We imagine the genius behind Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer and a handful of memorable essays as a wild, white-haired, irreverent figure. Mark Twain's America: A Celebration in Words and Images shares photos of the author from his younger years and ill...

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The Fateful Year: England 1914 by Mark Bostridge – review

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Umberto Eco: ‘Real literature is about losers’

In his only UK public appearance to mark publication of his new novel, Numero Zero, the Italian novelist explored the nature of conspiracies and why great characters are never successful

Loogabarooga Festival Loogabarooga is the new Loughborough festival of children's literature. Loughborough, as the home of Ladybird books, has chosen this event to mark the Ladybird Centenary so this is its first year. It's running 22-26th October. Hope it's a success

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These Punctuation Marks Look Absolutely Nothing Like They Used To

The comma is one of the oldest marks of punctuation. It was created over 2,300 years ago by a Greek scholar named Aristophanes, head of the fabled Library of Alexandra, in a punctuational big bang that also gave us the colon and the period....

27 March is World Theatre Day and this year marks the 50th anniversary of World Theatre Day, created to celebrate the power of theatre to strengthen cultural exchange and mutual understanding across borders. Visit Poemhunter's forum "News and Current Events" to see who were past World Theatre Day messengers and to read John Malkovich's 2012 World Theatre Day Message. Happy World Theatre Day!

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JK Rowling makes rare appearance as her pseudonym Robert Galbraith

Harrogate Crime Writing festival steps up security as besuited Rowling/Galbraith takes the stage to answer questions about her/his mystery novels, writes Mark Lawson

understanding who merited inclusion in period record-keeping, whose burial deserved to be noted and marked so the people who loved the deceased could be informed and pay their respects, tells us a great deal about who had power, and who was considered important enough to document for even personal history.

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A Nonfiction Tour of America: 50 Books for 50 States

My New Years Resolution ... To Read through this List! A Nonfiction Tour of America: 50 Books for 50 States


Nelson Mandela, remembered through his books

Nelson Mandela’s Funeral Set for December 15th -

Emperor Akihito at a news conference at the Imperial Palace for his 82nd birthday on Dec. 23: Akihito mentioned the difficulty of carrying out official duties with his advancing years. “I am beginning to feel my age, and there were times when I made some mistakes at events,” he said. But he expressed his resolve to continue to perform his official duties. Akihito performs twice as many official duties in Tokyo and elsewhere, compared with his father, Hirohito.