The literary mole hunt to discover who outed superstar author JK Rowling as the creator of a detective novel written under a nom de plume was in danger of turning into a better whodunnit than the book itself.
Just over 15 per cent abandon a book before 50 pages
The Queen and JK Rowling only British women to appear in the top 100
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.
Paralympic champion David Weir has been awarded the freedom of the city of London in recognition of his sporting achievements.
The Harry Potter author's first novel for adults is about a local council election in the fictional town of Pagford
Expectations high for J K Rowling's adult debut
With yearly estimated earnings of more than $90 million, prolific writer James Patterson is by far the highest earning author in the world but women are gaining ground, according to Forbes.com.
Boy magician is being portrayed as the Devil in disguise in Alan Moore's latest graphic novel
Sony reveal ambitious "digital pop-up book" at this year's E3 show.
One of the stars behind The Fast Show is considering setting up an online comedy channel following the success of the show’s internet comeback last year.
Thousands of sixth-formers take on dissertations and community work to impress admissions staff
Feverish anticipation continued last night as today's premiere in London of the final Harry Potter film drew near. The film will bring to an end the eight-film saga of JK Rowling's boy wizard, a series that has spawned an era of international obsession. Fans camped overnight in Trafalgar Square ahead of the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, sheltering beneath ponchos, tents and coats. Some devotees wore costumes of the character, and Lara Teresa, 16, even travelled from Germany for the occasion.
One literary public relations executive needed.
Today is International Children's Day. Although it doesn't have a particularly high profile in Britain, it is celebrated widely across Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South America and markes the anniversary of the world conference or the Well-being of Children held in Geneva in 1925.
Forget Harry Potter – Kinney's books have sold more than 50 million copies and spawned a major film franchise. James Mottram meets him