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Roald Dahl is still children’s favourite


March 19th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): Author Roald Dahl is still kids' favourite - five of his classics feature in the top 15 children's books chart.One in four shoppers said they read the late ... Read more...

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Enid Blyton falls out of children’s top ten authors list


December 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): Enid Blyton, the author of the Famous Five and The Secret Seven, has fallen out of the top ten list of children's authors.According to the latest figures, she ... Read more...

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Lucky draw to pick few for William, Kate wedding


November 24th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 24 (IANS) Prince William and Kate Middleton will invite members of the public to their wedding by holding a Willy Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' draw, reports The Sun.Around 100 ... Read more...

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Willy Wonka-style chewing gum may soon be a reality


October 20th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 20 (ANI): A UK scientist says he's on the brink of creating a Willy Wonka-style chewing gum that changes flavours as you chew.In the book 'Charlie And The Chocolate ... Read more...

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Triple flavoured sticks of chewing gum in offing


October 8th, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 8 (IANS) Researchers may have cracked the secret behind creating a sweet that replicates the taste of three food items in a chewing gum stick.Food scientist Dave Hart at the ... Read more...

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Sophie Dahl & Jamie Cullum are expecting their first baby


September 14th, 2010 - 1:09 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Sep 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sophie Dahl and husband Jamie Cullum are soon going to become parents. They recently announced that the model turned TV chef is four months pregnant. The ... Read more...

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Newly-disclosed letters reveal Roald Dahl as a caring tutor


September 12th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 12 (ANI): Ronald Dahl, one of the world's best-selling children's authors, was also a caring tutor, as previously-unseen letters have revealed he offered lessons on writing fiction to an old ... Read more...

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Academy Award Winning Actress Patricia Neal Passes Away


August 10th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): American actress Patricia Neal, who won Oscar for her performance in the 1963 movie Hud, has passed away on August 8 at the age of ... Read more...

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Actress Patricia Neal Dies Aged 84


August 10th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal breathed her last on Sunday at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard. The renowned actress, who was 84 at the ... Read more...

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Patricia Neal dies from lung cancer aged 84


August 10th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 10 (ANI): Actress Patricia Neal has died from lung cancer at the age of 84.The Oscar- winning actress was the former wife of author Roald Dahl and the grandmother of ... Read more...

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Oscar winner Patricia Neal dies


August 10th, 2010 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 10 (DPA) Oscar-winning US actress Patricia Neal has died at the age of 84, it was announced Monday. The actress, who was once married to author Roald Dahl, and had ... Read more...

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Oscar Winning Actress Patricia Neal Dies Age 84


August 9th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Oscar winning actress Patricia Neal passed away on Sunday at the age of 84 years, says a report in ‘The New York Times’. Aside ... Read more...

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New Book Gives Revealing Insights Into British Writer Roald Dahl’s Life


August 9th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new memoir that has come to light recently gives revealing insights into life of renowned British writer Roald Dahl. According to the book, the highly-regarded ... Read more...

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Oscar Winning Actress Patricia Neal Dies Aged 84


August 9th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Knoxville, Aug 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Academy-award winning actress Patricia Neal passed away on Sunday after a long battle with lung cancer. The highly-acclaimed actress breathed her last in the presence ... Read more...

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Roald Dahl ‘was a real-life James Bond style spy’


August 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 8 (ANI): A new biography of British novelist Roald Dahl has revealed that the children's author led an extraordinary life in the US during the Second World War as a ... Read more...

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Fairytale, poetry, horror in Tarun Jung Rawat’s art (With Images)


April 25th, 2010 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Young artist Tarun Jung Rawat cuts across literary and artistic references to produce what he describes as "fairytale art" that boasts of "playful magic realism"."I ... Read more...

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Scottish thieves prefer Jacqueline Wilson’ books to JK Rowling’s


April 3rd, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): Jacqueline Wilson has pipped Harry Potter author JK Rowling to become the writer whose books are most stolen from libraries in Scotland.From the top spot Edinburgh-based Rowling's Harry ... Read more...

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‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ voted best bedtime story by UK parents


March 4th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Children's book, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle, has been voted as the best bedtime story in a survey of UK parents.The book is about a caterpillar, ... Read more...

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Paddington Bear to marmalade’s rescue


March 2nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Fictional children's book character Paddington Bear is said to have been signed up to help boost sales of marmalade in the UK.The bear, who is probably the ... Read more...

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Jacqueline Wilson named most popular library book author of noughties


February 12th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Jacqueline Wilson has pipped JK Rowling and Dan Brown to be named the most popular library book author of the last decade.In the 10 years to June 2009, ... Read more...

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JK Rowling, Philip Pullman threaten to boycott digital library Google Books


January 28th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 28 (ANI): British authors including J K Rowling and Philip Pullman have threatened to boycott Google's new digital library over copyright issues.The financial deal between the online giant and the ... Read more...

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The Oprah Show Gives Out Golden Tickets To Live Your Best Weekend


January 16th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka gave out golden tickets to lucky winners decades ago. Now it is the turn of Oprah Winfrey to do the same. According ... Read more...

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Sam Mendes ‘plans Willy Wonka musical’


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 3 (ANI): Renowned director Sam Mendes is reportedly drawing plans for a stage musical version of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.The Oscar-winner was said to be teaming up with business ... Read more...

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Sophie Dahl to present TV cookery show


July 16th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16(ANI): Model Sophie Dahl is set to host a TV cookery show.The stunner will exhibit her cooking skills in a six-part series made by Jamie Oliver's company Fresh One Productions."Food ... Read more...

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Jesus is the dead person most Brits would like to meet


June 8th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Jesus Christ is the dead person whom most Britons would love to meet, followed by Princess Diana.The poll of 3,000 ... Read more...

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Sophie Dahl’s way to lose weight - eating like a child


June 1st, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, has revealed that she turned back the clock to slim down.The 31-year-old model-turned-writer, who shrunk from a voluptuous size 16 to a ... Read more...

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Sophie Dahl says her curvier body made her look ‘pornographic’!


April 30th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Model Sophie Dahl claims that her full-figured body made her look raunchy, even with clothes on.The stunner, who created frenzy with her provocative ad for Opium perfume way ... Read more...

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11-year-old authors a book


February 20th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Abdul Sabur Kidwai is just 11 years old, and he has already authored a 32-page book on how three boys foil a bank robbery. And he aspires to ... Read more...

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White witch from Chronicles of Narnia named Scariest Literary Character


January 17th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): The terrifying white witch from Chronicles of Narnia has been voted the scariest ever-fictional baddy in a new poll.It topped the poll by Penguin books in which ... Read more...

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Luke Skywalker’’s lightsabre fetches more than PS130k at auction


December 12th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): The lightsabre used by actor Mark Hamills character Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars flick has fetched more than 130,000 pounds at Hollywood props auction.The lightsabre made ... Read more...

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First edition of Bond novel to go under the hammer


November 25th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): A first British edition of You Only Live Twice written by Ian Fleming, the creator of the James Bond character, is set to go under the hammer.The ... Read more...

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Enid Blyton named ”Britain’’s Best-Loved Author”


August 19th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): Enid Blyton has been named ''Britain''s Best-Loved Author'' in a new survey. Blyton, creator of the Famous Five books as well as the Secret Seven, Malory Towers ... Read more...

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The 100 books that can make boys take up reading


June 14th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 14 (ANI): Ministers in the UK have recommended a list of spy books, comics, thrillers and ghost stories for primary schools to encourage more boys to take up reading ... Read more...

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Kids prefer funny books to fairytales


May 30th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by admin
London , May 30 (ANI): Books that tickle the funny bone are what catches the attention of todays kids, rather than fairytales and traditional childrens bedtime classics, reveals a new poll.Classic ... Read more...

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‘Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights’ by Sophie Dahl


May 14th, 2008 - 10:26 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): English fashion model Sophie Dahl, who had lost a lot of weight recently, has written a cookery-cum-slimming book called Miss Dahls Voluptuous Delights.Dahl, who was once the ... Read more...

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