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Do you have these Lord Of The Rings books lying around your house? They could be worth up to £30k

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Five books you should consider reading | Local

We had to do oral book reports when I was in the seventh grade. I’m pretty sure the student who went in front of me gave his report on Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary. My book report was on The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey, an attempt at a prophetic stab at the nation’s future based on Scripture ...

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Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni Revisits ’80s New York in Her New Book, After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land

1980: With Andy Warhol at Regine’s.Photo: Silverhub / REX / Shutterstock The ’80s—fashion’s latest crush—come humorously to life in Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni’s latest book, After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. “My goal was for it to be a really good read and very informative,” says the author, who was the last Factory employee hired before the Pop icon’s death, and thus ...

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Survey finds 400,000 New Zealand adults didn’t read a book in 2016

JACK VAN BEYNEN Last updated 15:04, July 28 2017 Rakesh Krishnan Reading can have important benefits such as improved academic performance. Almost 400,000 adult New Zealanders did not read a book in 2016, a survey has found. The New Zealand Book Council commissioned the survey Book Reading in New Zealand to better understand Kiwis’ reading habits. The survey, which was conducted by Horizon ...

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Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo celebrates Books and Beasts

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo welcomes Bethel author Donna DiMaio Rooney and Bridgeport illustrator Lizzy Rockwell on Saturday, Aug. 5, from noon-3 p.m. for an afternoon of readings, book signings, mystery animal encounters, and author meet and greets. Beginning at the Hanson Exploration Station, guests who wish to attend the first part of the event, from noon-1:30 can do so without a ...

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Canal Plus Books Appointment With Joann Sfar’s ‘Monsters’ Shrink’

Director and graphic artist Joann Sfar is embarking on his first English-language live-action drama with Monsters’ Shrink. Canal Plus has ordered the eight-part series that’s loosely based on Sfar’s book L’Eternel. Canal’s RED Production Company will work with Sfar on the project about Rebecka, a New York psychoanalyst who discovers her husband has been found dead at their South of ...

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Review: Improving How Universities Teach Science, by Carl Wieman

For a profession fuelled by innovation, it is remarkable how little most undergraduate science teaching has changed during the past century. Lecture theatres filled with bored students persist despite ample research proving that top-down pedagogical approaches are ineffective. In recent years, however, interest in novel techniques has grown. And the UK’s teaching excellence framework may incentivise moribund courses to blow ...

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Books, subscriptions, computer replacements help county’s smaller libraries | News

MADISON — If the Madison County board of commissioners ever doubted the importance of libraries in small communities, Tuesday provided a good reminder. Representatives of the Madison County Library Association met with the county board to review some of the services their libraries have provided and ways the libraries have used the $41,330 provided to them by the county in ...

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Books and more for sale at library

The Williams County Public Library holds a book sale every July. This week, the library has several hundred books, movies and music CDs, for sale underneath a tent on the front lawn of the WCPL main branch in downtown Bryan. Most of the books, which are deemed excess by the library, usually sell for less than a dollar. kAm“|2?J @7 ...

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