The country's national library will undertake the project, predicting that it will take twenty to thirty years to complete
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Friday 23 August 2013
This extraordinary 'mish-mash' opens up the creative workshop of Italy's great Romantic poet
Wednesday 21 August 2013
The handwritten book by Ebenezer Cobb Morley contains the 13 original laws of football
Sunday 18 August 2013
Russell Twisk was a journalist and editor who topped the masthead of two of the UK’s largest circulation magazines, The Listener and the Reader’s Digest, over a period of two decades.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
This year’s main production in the Assembly Rooms brings comedian Omid Djalili back to the “legitimate” stage – he’s already played Fagin in Oliver! and an insane doctor in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw — in the Morgan Freeman role of Red, the hardened murderer and Mr Fixit in the Maine County gaol, Shawshanks; Red befriends the innocent banker, Andy Dufresne – Tim Robbins on screen – who is convicted of killing his wife and her lover.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Much of the story of Wendy Woods is bound up with her journalist husband, Donald, and the charismatic leader of South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko. She was portrayed in the film Cry Freedom, based on her husband's book about Biko's murder, by the Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton. But during her long exile in Britain, Wendy, who has died of melanoma, devoted her life to fighting apartheid and, later, helping to rebuild her former homeland.
The Killing author David Hewson opts for audiobook release of latest novel a year ahead of print version
Monday 29 July 2013
The author said he was considering audiobook-only work in the future
Wednesday 24 July 2013
‘Outed’ Harry Potter creator worked for days to sign crime novel under pen name
Friday 19 July 2013
Can this close-up patchwork of social detail explain the forces that moulded postwar history?
Friday 19 July 2013
Why have we got ourselves into the silly position of thinking that every teacher has to be bought a present at the end of every school year?
Thursday 18 July 2013
Only an irresponsible parent allows unlimited iPad access. Children are not allowed to put items in supermarket trolleys without permission - the principle is identical.
Sunday 14 July 2013
Skilful probe into our links with the past
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial