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

'Inferno' just an anagram for 'NO!'‘A 50p (75 euro) paperback that looks like it’s been read in a hurry by someone hiding it in a plastic bag is the obvious medium through which to disseminate Mr Brown’s work,’ explained Neil Cunliffe, president of Random House publishers.

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Posted: May 14th, 2013
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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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Great literature to be ‘Twittered’

Jane Austen only allowed 140 charactersPlans are believed to be at an advanced stage for great works of literature to be published on Twitter in a ‘twittered’ form. Sources inside the company say classic books, plays and poems are being pared to the minimum for distribution as ‘tweets’ as part of a new LitTwit service. The service is based on the premise that people no longer have the time these days for reading page after page of long words, particularly when they are so busy on Twitter.

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Posted: Apr 12th, 2009
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