Obituary: Robie Harris

Children's author, educator, and free speech champion Robie Harris, best known for her stories about young children's powerful emotions and her frequently challenged and banned books on human sexuality, including 'It's Perfectly Normal,' died on January 6 at 83. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-01-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks seven years in West End

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is marking its seventh anniversary at London’s Palace Theatre Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2023-07-30 06:50:32 UTC ]
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Carol Smith obituary

My cousin Carol Smith, who has died aged 84, was a literary agent and author best known for her thrillers Kensington Court (1996) and Unfinished Business (2000).Born in London to Winifred (nee Mapleston), a teacher, and David Smith, a businessman, Carol attended the North London Collegiate,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-25 15:31:17 UTC ]
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Obituary: Mary Ann Hoberman

Award-winning children's author and poet Mary Ann Hoberman died July 7 following a long illness; she was 92. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-07-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Christine Baker obituary

Editor with the Paris-based publisher Gallimard Jeunesse who was determined to give British children’s books a presence in FranceChristine Baker, who has died aged 71 of cancer, did much to give British children’s books a presence in France, making them readily available to families and schools... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-10 16:54:07 UTC ]
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Mavis Cheek obituary

Author of a series of comic novels that focused on the tragi-comic nature of relationships and the general absurdities of lifeMavis Cheek, who has died aged 75, was the author of a series of comic novels that cast an acute eye on middle-class marriage and relationships and marked her out as one... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-07-04 16:07:50 UTC ]
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Prince Harry asks for £440,000 in damages as phone-hacking case ends

If Harry wins he will have to thank legal precedent set by apprentice chimney sweep 300 years agoIf Prince Harry wins his phone-hacking claim against Mirror Group Newspapers he will have to thank a legal precedent set by an apprentice chimney sweep more than 300 years ago.The royal’s case... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-06-30 16:17:33 UTC ]
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Rare Harry Potter bought for 30p may fetch up to £5,000

First edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone bought by UK book collector goes up for auction next weekIt is a book that has certainly lived up to its name: a rare edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone bought for 30p could fetch up to £5,000 at auction.The first novel... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-06-30 09:29:28 UTC ]
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Robert Gottlieb obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-06-26 16:14:17 UTC ]
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Caroline Raphael obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-05-28 16:03:11 UTC ]
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The Only Good Harry Potter Spinoff Could Teach a Thing or Two to J.K. Rowling

America’s second-most-popular play at high schools is a very unauthorized wizard story. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2023-05-26 09:50:00 UTC ]
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Gerald Rose obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-05-12 17:25:36 UTC ]
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Prince Harry’s ghostwriter, JR Moehringer, says pair bonded over media intrusion

Author says paparazzi and reporters began to follow him in his car and snoop around his homePrince Harry’s ghostwriter has said he bonded with his subject over the “callousness” of paparazzi and media after the “frenzied mob” around the book Spare led to photographers and journalists invading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-05-09 03:35:56 UTC ]
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Prince Harry does not blame queen for alleged deal with Murdoch press, court hears

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[ The Guardian | 2023-04-26 14:40:32 UTC ]
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As Prince Harry battles the press, why have the other royals given up the fight? | Zoe Williams

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[ The Guardian | 2023-04-25 16:54:24 UTC ]
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Obituary: Niels Aaboe, 65

Niels Aaboe, most recently an editor at Rowman & Littlefield as well as its Lyons Press imprint, died on April 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-04-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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'Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions' will take the Wizarding World's broomstick sports online

Just like that, a new Harry Potter game is on its way. On Monday, WB Games revealed Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions, a title the Hogwarts Legacy publisher is billing as a “fast-paced, competitive multiplayer” game that will be available on PC and consoles. According to the company, Unbroken... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-04-17 22:37:36 UTC ]
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Peter Usborne obituary

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[ The Guardian | 2023-04-14 15:02:43 UTC ]
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Ten years—ten years!—reliving JK Rowling’s journey from underdog pastiche to problematic bajillionaire seems like a lot, doesn’t it? And yet Max (formerly HBO Max) plans on sinking millions into a long-running reboot of the YA property. Obviously a lot happens in the books—frogs are eaten, naked... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-04-13 15:26:29 UTC ]
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[ The Guardian | 2023-04-12 19:48:47 UTC ]
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