Fans will undoubtedly buy tickets, but let's hope it isn't a massive let-down
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Friday 30 August 2013
Authors will invariably do anything to help shift a few more copies of their books. Virgin Trains are offering authors the chance to do book signings on its West Coast route from September. Several authors have already signed up: Jo Nesbo, Joanna Trollope and comedian Ruby Wax.
Wednesday 14 August 2013
I have been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for 29 years and I've had some dramatic times. In 1986, I was attacked in the street as I helped Neil Mullarkey from the Comedy Store Players to put up posters. We were in the wrong place at the wrong time - midnight - and we were English. I got kicked in the head. Then in 1987 I broke my leg playing football, which led to a blood clot on my lung. And then I contracted Hepatitis A, which the doctor told me I probably caught from the hospital food. It was a pretty grim place then.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
The book only sold 1,500 copies under Rowling's pseudonym, Robert Galbraith
Monday 15 July 2013
She's only gone and cast a Bedazzling Hex on herself!
Sunday 14 July 2013
Celebrated crime writer Val McDermid, who wrote a positive “blurb” for the cover of The Cuckoo’s Calling unaware it was a Rowling work
Thursday 11 July 2013
Just over 15 per cent abandon a book before 50 pages
Monday 01 July 2013
What really annoys MPs is that the executives at Ipsa who control their salary are so much better paid
Monday 01 July 2013
President Nazarbayev said he had been watching Cameron and praised him for 'the way he protects the interests of the British people all over the world'
Monday 17 June 2013
From the 422nd Quidditch world cup poster to The Marauder’s Map, one hundred graphic art works from the Harry Potter films have gone on show for the first time for muggles to enjoy.
Monday 27 May 2013
But 23-year-old star says he’s had enough of his most famous role
Friday 10 May 2013
Fans of Harry Potter and magic, rejoice: Universal Orlando is expanding its Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a new area based on the books' fictional scenes in Diagon Alley and London.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Britain's biggest movie visual-effects (VFX) company made a significant move into quality television yesterday as a direct result of George Osborne's decision to give the sector tax breaks.
Sunday 14 April 2013
The name's Bond...but it very nearly wasn't.
'My beloved Uncle Monty': Tributes pour in for Withnail And I actor Richard Griffiths following death at 65
Friday 29 March 2013
Born in North Yorkshire, Griffiths was famous for his roles in the Harry Potter series, Withnail And I, and The History Boys
Turn your home office into a coffee shop (kind of) with website that produces that Starbucks ambience
Monday 25 March 2013
So many people work “from home” at their local coffee shop now that many independent chains are forced to erect signs gently reminding these Wi-fi hogs to, y’know, buy another cup o’joe now and again.
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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