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~ Dr. Suess

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~ Anton Chekhov

Tag Archives | Yann Martel

Man Booker & Man Booker International: A History of Winners

From Themanbookerprize.com The Man Booker Prize The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. To maintain the consistent excellence of […]

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Exclusive Books Presents: Top 10 for 15 Years

Remember this? Fanatics celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. They celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. They picked their favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007 (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Exclusive Books: Top 10 Bestsellers of 2003

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Remember this? Fanatics celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2007. They celebrated every fanatical year of their first decade by going back in time, through the Top 10 books from each and every year. They picked their favourites from the bestselling titles from 1998 to 2007 (We’ve extended this to include the last five years). In […]

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Bloomsbury and the Whitewashing of Book Covers

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In a parallel argument to the ‘No Gays Please’ attitude to most YA texts, this week the Guardian discussed the whitewashing of book covers in order to prevent the cover harming the book sales. But Larbalestier believes the issues of “whitewashing” of covers, ghettoising of books by people of colour, and low expectations for these books are industry-wide. […]

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