"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
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There was no Booker prize awarded for the year 1970.
In 1971, just two years after it began, the Booker Prize ceased to be awarded retrospectively and became, as it is today, a prize for the best novel in the year of publication. At the same time, the date on which the award was given moved from April to November. As a result of these changes, there was whole year's gap when a wealth of fiction, published in1970, fell through the net. These books were simply never considered…Continue
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Are books essential for culture and learning? Plato questioned the assumption.
Phaedrus contains an imaginary conversation between two Egyptian deities, Thamus, the chief god, and Theuth, a god of inventions. In the book, Theuth invents writing and…
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André Kertész (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium's history. This small volume On Reading, first published in 1971, became one of his signature works. Taken between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture…Continue
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Earle, Augustus, 1793-1838.
Portrait of Bungaree, a native of New South Wales, with Fort Macquarie, Sydney Harbour, in background [picture]
[ca. 1826] 1 painting : oil on canvas ; 68.5 x 50.5…
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One Book, One Twitter (#1b1t) is an effort to get everyone on Twitter to read the same book this summer. Usually such “Big Read” programs are organized around geography. Seattle started the trend for collective reading in 1998 when zillions of Seattlites all read Russell Banks’ book, Sweet Hereafter. Chicago…
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Sydney Morning Herald
Sat 29th December 1934