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Sunday 07 June 2009
Friday 10 April 2009
Monday 30 March 2009
J Sainsbury put out some surprisingly resilient numbers last week, but the market is not so bullish when it comes to Marks & Spencer, which is updating on sales tomorrow. As customers have traded down in the current environment, M&S is expected to suffer.
Friday 27 February 2009
"Ouch! In a new interview with 'USA Today', Stephen King was asked about his thoughts on the writing talents of J K Rowling and Stephenie Meyer (who created the Twilight Saga)... He said: 'The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good ... it's very clear that she's writing to a whole generation of girls.' I have always respected Stephen King for his brutal honesty ... but there have been those books of his that are absolutely terrible."
Thursday 22 January 2009
Tuesday 06 January 2009
Saturday 27 December 2008
Thursday 11 December 2008
Waterstone's owner HMV today said the book market had come under strain as it bore the brunt of a downturn in consumer spending.
Thursday 11 December 2008
Friday 17 October 2008
Saturday 20 September 2008
Multi-millionaire Harry Potter author JK Rowling has given a £1 million donation to Labour, the party announced today.
Saturday 30 August 2008
From The Prisoner of Azkaban to the Sage of Omaha: Bloomsbury is tipping Warren Buffett to take over from Harry Potter as the publisher's major money spinner.
Tuesday 26 August 2008
The film studio Warner Bros has taken umbrage at the title of a Hindi film called Hari Puttar – A Comedy of Terrors for its resemblance to the Harry Potter franchise.
Friday 15 August 2008
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth instalment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned 21 November US release to 17 July next year, distributor Warner Bros said.
Sunday 27 July 2008
Well, who knew? I'd heard of "slash fiction" before – an internet phenomenon where (mostly) female fans write sex scenes featuring male characters in popular culture. At Dirty Books, an event forming part of the London Literature Festival at the South Bank, we found out more. It surfaced around the time of the Lord of the Rings trilogy; apparently Frodo and Sam scenarios are very popular in slash circles. But blimey, hot trouser action between Harry Potter and Severus Snape? Are you having a laugh?
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