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Have an affair to save your marriage: British author


August 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A secret romance should be a staple of British love lives, and fidelity and long-term exclusivity are like traps that make people "caged animals", a French-educated ... Read more...

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Bihar pledges to preserve Orwell’s birthplace - again


April 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Big brother should have been watching out for it. But legendary British author George Orwell's birthplace in Bihar's Motihari town has been lying neglected for decades ... Read more...

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Winnie the Pooh to debut in Indian cinemas


August 6th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Whether you're six or 60 - one look at the golden, honey-loving bear and you know you're going to love Winnie the Pooh. The philosophical ... Read more...

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We recorded history, we made history: News of the World


July 10th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) The News of the World, a Sunday tabloid that peppered its pages with sex and sensationalism for nearly 168 years, said in its final editorial: "We ... Read more...

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J.K. Rowling announces e-books, Pottermore


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- J.K. Rowling, the British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, on Thursday announced the launch of 'Pottermore', a free-to-use website which builds ... Read more...

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Teacher claims house where George Orwell was born


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 2 (IANS) Legendary British author George Orwell was born in this nondescript house in Bihar's Motihari town. The state government four months ago declared it a protected site, ... Read more...

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China to stage Agatha Christie plays


March 27th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
London, March 27 (IANS) A total of 19 plays by crime-novel specialist Agatha Christie will be staged in China.Two play institutions in Shanghai have been authorised to stage the Chinese ... Read more...

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Sex book with 200 blank pages outsells Harry Potter, The Da Vinci Code!


March 15th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): It might be no surprise that a book on sex is a best seller and has outsold both Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code within weeks of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Book on sex: It has 200 blank pages


March 4th, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) What does every man think apart from sex? A British author says "nothing" and has written a book on it. Except that the book has just ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Booker biased against crime thrillers: British author (Interview)


February 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Best-selling British author and movie producer Peter James has made it his mission to eliminate the stigma of trash associated with crime fiction in his ... Read more...

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Book reveals how German POW escaped from UK to Germany during First World War


February 11th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.11 (ANI): It was an escape from a prisoner of war camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalised by Hollywood.Oberleutnant Gunther Pluschow enjoyed amazing good fortune as he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Imminent British Author Brian Jacques Passes Away At 71


February 8th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Liverpool, Feb 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Highly acclaimed English author Brian Jacques, who attained wide fame for penning down the 'Redwall' series of novels breathed his last on Saturday at a ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

George Orwell’s birthplace in Bihar now a protected site


January 15th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) After being neglected for decades, the birthplace of George Orwell, the legendary British author of cult classics like "Animal Farm" and "1984", is set for renovation as the ... Read more...

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US judge dismisses Harry Potter plagiarism suit


January 7th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 07 (ANI): A US federal judge has dismissed Harry Potter plagiarism lawsuit.It was alleged that the wildly-successfully JK Rowling books were plagiarised from a story from a little-known British author.The ... Read more...

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New book tells story if Diana had not died in car crash


January 6th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) British author of Bangladeshi origin Monica Ali has written a new novel that reportedly imagines the life of Princess Diana if she had not died in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal braces for supernatural thrill on Christmas


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 2 (IANS) The more Nepali director Dev Kumar Shrestha read in the papers about fatal road accidents at Krishna Bheer - a cliff west of Kathmandu that ... Read more...

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Will The ‘Harry Potter’ Series Really End With ‘Deathly Hallows’?


November 17th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
November 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It’s been 10 years since the wizard kid first made an entry in our lives and though it is sad to believe the fact, Harry Potter will ... Read more...

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British Author Alan Shadrake Jailed in Singapore


November 17th, 2010 - 3:55 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alana Shadrake was jailed in Singapore after the seventy-six year old British author wrote a book which criticized the death penalty in the city-state. The author was also ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

J.K. Rowling says 7th Harry Potter film is her favourite


November 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 16 (ANI): British author J.K. Rowling has revealed that the seventh film of the Harry Potter series is her favourite.According to a foreign news agency, Rowling, 45, revealed her feelings ... Read more...

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Padma Lakshmi takes baby daughter Krishna for a stroll around NY


November 4th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): 'Top Chef' host Padma Lakshmi was spotted taking her baby daughter Krishna, 8 months, for a stroll around New York City the other day.Krishna spent the morning in ... Read more...

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Eyeing English readers, best-selling foreign authors head to India


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian readers of contemporary English fiction are reaping a rich harvest as top British and American authors head to India to promote their books. Best-selling ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Howard Jacobson Bags The Booker Prize


October 13th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 13, 2010(Pen Men at Work): Howard Jacobson the famous British Author and columnist has managed to bag the Man Booker Prize 2010 for his famous book “The Finkler Question”. The award ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Howard Jacobson Wins Man Booker For ‘The Finkler Question’


October 13th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) British author Howard Jacobson received the prestigious Man Booker award for his comic novel 'The Finkler Question'. The win came as a surprise to many as ... Read more...

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11 of the world’s top 20 wealthiest self-made women are Chinese


October 13th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Zhang Yin, head of a Chinese recycled paper company, is the wealthiest self-made female entrepreneur in the world.According to the Hurun List of Self-Made Women Billionaires ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

J K Rowling says that there can be more Harry Potter books in the pipeline


October 3rd, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Harry Potter series may not be over yet, after its British author, J.K Rowling said that there is a possibility of writing more follow ups to ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Last surviving dodo lived in Oxford?


September 5th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Dodo, an extinct flightless bird that existed in the forests of Mauritius, was last seen in Oxford in Britain, claims a new book. British author Michael Johnson found a ... Read more...

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Harry Potter To Be Taught In Durhan University


August 21st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Good news for Harry Potter fans! Even though the last movie of the series will be ending by next year, Potterites can study their favorite teen ... Read more...

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‘Rushdie, McEwan, Barnes arrogant and disappointing’


July 29th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Salman Rushdie, British author of Indian-origin, and his contemporaries like Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes are like prep-school boys, arrogant, self-satisfied and "profoundly disappointing", a leading literature expert ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Here are words for stuff there aren’t words for


July 24th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A British author has in a book revealed about words used through history to define hard-to-describe body parts and their functions.Adam Jacot de Boinod, an ex researcher for ... Read more...

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No surprises, as Bhutto, Archer again top bestseller list (IANS Books


May 27th, 2010 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There are no changes at the top of the bookrack this week as Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto's "Songs of Blood and Sword" again holds sway over the ... Read more...

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British author Alan Sillitoe dies at 82


April 26th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 26 (ANI): British author Alan Sillitoe has died at the age of 82.The Nottingham-born novelist emerged in the 1950s as one of the "Angry Young Men" of British literature. ... Read more...

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British author Alan Sillitoe dies at 82


April 25th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (DPA) English writer Alan Sillitoe died Sunday aged 82 in a London hospital, his family confirmed. He was dubbed one of the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s, whose work ... Read more...

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New, animated series of Jungle Book to hit British TV


April 19th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 19 (ANI): Late British author Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book' is set to appear in a new animated series on children's channel CBBC.The BBC is set to screen a new ... Read more...

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Google Doodle Sports “Thumbelina”


April 2nd, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri San Francisco, April 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Once a thumb sized girl and now a popular Google Doodle. Thumbelina which happens to be one of the most sought after fairy tale ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

George Orwell book sold for $128,000


March 25th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (DPA) The first edition of a George Orwell book signed by the author has fetched 86,000 pounds ($128,000) at an auction. The 1930s edition of the semi-autobiographical novel "Down and ... Read more...

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