Johnson met Murdoch on day he signalled general election bid

News Corp owner was the only media baron the prime minister saw in his first three monthsBoris Johnson saw Rupert Murdoch for a “social meeting” on the day he signalled his intention to seek a general election last year, according to new transparency disclosures.Johnson saw the media billionaire on 2 September, the day when Downing Street briefed that he would be seeking an autumn election if his Brexit plans were thwarted. In the event the election was pushed back to December. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-23 20:28:52 UTC ]
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Friday Fund Day: Drop Some Dollars and Help Some Classrooms

Help build the libraries of schools around the country by donating a few bucks to these DonorsChoose projects. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-13 10:40:37 UTC ]
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Got $200k to spare? Why not bid on this miniature, handwritten Harry Potter book?

Do you consider yourself a hard-core Potterhead? Did you defy your Veron Dursley-esque stepfather by joining the college Quidditch team? Did a rough breakup prompt an ill-advised dalliance with Snapism? Is your work commute enlivened by the dulcet tones of the weekly MuggleCast? Have you inked a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-11 17:04:10 UTC ]
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World Book Day smashes Share a Million Stories target

World Book Day smashed its Share a Million Stories target within 24 hours of the event, with 1,218,230 stories shared by Friday 9th March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-11 08:50:21 UTC ]
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 9, 2020

Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by our $50 Barnes and Noble giveaway! Enter here! Today’s Featured Deals In ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-09 13:35:00 UTC ]
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Evaristo spotlights 20 Black women writers for International Women's Day

Booker-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo has marked International Women’s Day by curating a top 20 list of recently published Black British writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-08 03:11:09 UTC ]
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Seven days later

This time last week, when I asked someone at one of the bigger publishers whether they had called off their London Book Fair party yet, I could feel the baffled response down the telephone line—“as if”. A week is a long time during pandemics (we are learning), but for Reed Exhibitions, the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-06 04:53:02 UTC ]
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The UK’s 2020 World Book Day: ‘Reading in Sharp Decline’

Armed with new and disturbing survey information about youth reading from the National Literary Trust, this year's UK World Book Day hands out book tokens. The post The UK’s 2020 World Book Day: ‘Reading in Sharp Decline’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-03-05 15:46:41 UTC ]
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for March 4, 2020

Daily Deals is sponsored by Hachette Audio, and Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, read by Jason Reynolds. ... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-04 15:17:43 UTC ]
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Wimbledon BookFest cancels World Book Day event over local coronavirus case

Wimbledon BookFest has been forced to cancel its World Book Day event featuring authors Sita Brachmachari, Konnie Huq and Karyn Parsons, because of a local coronavirus case.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 10:24:07 UTC ]
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World Book Day 2020: Duchess of Cornwall, Cowell and O'Leary lead celebrations

The Duchess of Cornwall, Dermot O'Leary and Cressida Cowell will lead celebrations for World Book Day 2020 today (Thursday 5th March). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-04 07:51:05 UTC ]
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World Book Day's Supertato smashes into the top spot

Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet’s World Book Day title Supertato: Books are Rubbish (Simon & Schuster Children's) has racked up a 671% increase in sales week on week, selling 26,884 copies in the week leading up to 5th March. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-03 11:15:11 UTC ]
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2020 RNA winners revealed as Johnson collects Outstanding Achievement Award

Author Milly Johnson collected the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award tonight as HarperCollins triumphed to win three awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-02 12:00:27 UTC ]
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Daisy Johnson joins Vintage Indie Bookseller of the Year judging panel

​Booker shortlisted author and former Blackwell's bookseller Daisy Johnson has joined the judging panel for the Vintage Independent Bookseller of the Year Award 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 22:21:00 UTC ]
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Beano launches special comic for World Book Day

Beano is today (Wednesday 26th February) launching a special comic in support of World Book Day (WBD) (March 5th) with a free £1 WBD token. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-26 07:46:04 UTC ]
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Report: EBay seeking bids for Classifieds Group at activist investors' urging

EBay Inc. is making plans to sell its international classifieds arm, eBay Classifieds Group, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. According to the Journal, Classifieds could be worth around $10 billion. The private equity firms TPG and Blackstone Group Inc., as well... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-21 21:52:59 UTC ]
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Catriona MacLeod Stevenson joins as PA general counsel

Catriona MacLeod Stevenson is joining the Publishers Association as general counsel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-20 19:55:14 UTC ]
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Scholastic UK to publish YA exploration of modern-day antisemitism

Scholastic UK is publishing Keren David’s “highly topical, thrilling and thought-provoking” YA book exploring modern-day antisemitism in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-19 12:22:42 UTC ]
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The Lasting Magic of THE SNOWY DAY

THE SNOWY DAY is the most borrowed item from the NYPL. One reader considers why Ezra Jack Keats' 1962 children's book is beloved by generations. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-19 11:38:57 UTC ]
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A.D. Miller’s ‘Independence Day’ imagines how one diplomat tried to secretly manage Ukraine’s revolution

Miller draws on his experience as a foreign correspondent to re-create the turmoil in Kiev in 2004. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-18 18:21:24 UTC ]
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Burns, Adiga, Taylor, Phillips, Vollmann, and More

Our own Thomas Beckwith take a look at some notable books publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Burns, Adiga, Taylor, Phillips, Vollmann, and More appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-02-18 10:59:25 UTC ]
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