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Latest Dan Brown novel published in ‘straight to car boot sale’ format

'Inferno' just an anagram for 'NO!'The news that publishers have begun to bypass regular outlets has been greeted with fury by traditional booksellers around the country.

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Posted: May 7th, 2014
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Booker Prize winner gives it all up for career in middle management

artistic perception of human frailties could come in really handyMulti-award winning novelist and screenwriter Kieran Henderson, who last year became the first author to win an Oscar for writing the screenplay to his own Booker-winning novel, has shocked the literary establishment by announcing that he is to put his pen away in order to create spreadsheets and do appraisals for people he hates.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2014
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Police Creative Writing Awards praise ‘most imaginative witness statements ever’

Public can't help asking 'Hello, hello, hello. What's going on 'ere, then?'‘This year’s crop of literary creations features the grittiest crime, fantasy and romantic writing from some of the best imaginations ever to escort a witness down a police station staircase,’ said chairman of judges, Jeffrey Archer.

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Posted: Jan 3rd, 2013
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Jeffrey Archer’s lack of style imposed by editors, says researcher

Following revelations that Jane Austen was a near illiterate whose style was the work of editors, a new scandal has hit the world of books.

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Posted: Oct 28th, 2010
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2009 Man Booker Prize may go to penalty shoot-out

Gareth Southgate's 'Hitting a cow's arse with a banjo' didn't make the shortlistToday’s 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction may go to a penalty shoot-out according to a leaked report from the judging panel. ‘We expect a hung jury,’ says panel member Professor of English Dr F R Levies, ‘and a sudden-death goal-fest seems like the fairest way.’

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Posted: Oct 6th, 2009
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