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Harry Potter blamed for dwindling number of wild owls in India


November 3rd, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): Indian Environment Minister, Jairam Ramesh, has blamed Hollywood's famous flick 'Harry Potter' for the dwindling number of wild owls in the country.Ramesh said the craze for 'Harry Potter' ... Read more...

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Booker Prize is like backward shining light on all my works: Howard Jacobson (Interview)


October 16th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Novelist Howard Jacobson, who won the Man Booker Prize for his "The Finkler Question", says the award is like a "backward shining light" that ... Read more...

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Ex-UK PM Churchill’s archives to go online


July 29th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's vast archive - everything from school reports and wagers about his prodigious drinking to a personal copy of the "finest hour" speech ... Read more...

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Rowling’s ‘plagiarism’ case to include US publishers


July 15th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 15 (ANI): A plagiarism lawsuit against Harry Potter author JK Rowling is being extended to include the American publishers of the wizard books.Late British writer Adrian Jacobs' representatives had alleged ... Read more...

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Cabbie gets Hirst doodle as tip, now worth 5,000 pounds


April 12th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) A British taxi driver received a sketch, which looks little more than a doodle, as a tip from Damien Hirst, the artist well-known for pickling a shark ... Read more...

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JK Rowling slams plagiarism claims


February 19th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): JK Rowling has described the plagiarism charges against her as "absurd".Administrators of late children's writer Adrian Jacobs' estate had filed a lawsuit against the author's publisher Bloomsbury Plc ... Read more...

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JK Rowling slams Harry Potter plagiarism charges


February 18th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): JK Rowling has described the plagiarism charges against her as "absurd".Administrators of late children's writer Adrian Jacobs' estate had filed a lawsuit against the author's publisher Bloomsbury Plc ... Read more...

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Andy Warhol’s children’s book illustration to go under the hammer


November 18th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): A children's book illustration created by Andy Warhol in early years of his career is set to go on sale in New York next month.The delicate drawings of ... Read more...

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Cricket bible Wisden to be available in e-book format from November


August 28th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28(ANI): Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the cricket bible which was first published in 1878, is soon going to join the digital age, as the 2009 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack would be available ... Read more...

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Kamila Shamsie’s novel shortlisted for Orange Prize


April 21st, 2009 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan-based Kamila Shamsie's novel "Burnt Shadows" has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for fiction 2009, its publishers said Tuesday, A sweeping novel, "Burnt Shadows" is woven around ... Read more...

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Harry Potter sketches up for grabs


April 19th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Rare artwork for Harry Potter books is to be auctioned at the Glasgow Art Fair.Sketches by the acclaimed artist Cliff Wright, who illustrated the book Harry Potter And ... Read more...

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Harry Potter publisher gives Wisden a new innings


December 6th, 2008 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.6 (ANI): Bloomsbury, the publisher that brought fame to J.K.Rowling by publishing her Harry Potter series, has in its a possession an idiosyncratic and enduring sporting reference books titled the ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter farewell book set to hit bookshelves


December 3rd, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 3 (ANI): Harry Potter author J. K. Rowlings new charity book, which is her unofficial farewell to the boy wizards adventures, goes on sale on Wednesday. The Tales of ... Read more...

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