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  • Ivanka Trump Was Just 9 Years Old When Reporters Asked Her if Her Father Was Good in Bed

    Long before she became first daughter, Ivanka Trump was a young girl who watched her parents go through a tumultuous divorce. But unlike other children of divorced parents, Ivanka had to cope with the fact that her personal family drama was also very public fodder for the tabloids. Reporters even once asked a 9-year-old about her dad’s prowess in bed, according to a new book. “The third grader had no place to hide,” writes Nina Burleigh in Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women....

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  • A Brief Guide to the Long, Ever-Changing History of How Star Wars Has Portrayed Mandalorians

    From the Holiday Special to The Mandalorian, the Star Wars race that counts Boba and Jango Fett among its numbers has a long history in and out of the narrative of the galaxy far, far away. It’s one that Star Wars has long been enamored with—but its portrayal has ebbed and flowed in fascinating ways over the last four decades. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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  • HGTV's Erin Napier on About Battling Mystery Illness: 'Scar Tissue Banded My Organs Together'

    On their HGTV show, Home Town, Erin Napier, 33 and her husband Ben, 35, devote themselves to shedding a positive light on their home town of Laurel, Mississippi, rehabbing old homes and lifting up their community. But off-camera, the couple carried a dark burden: a mysterious illness that had plagued Erin for a decade and threatened to prevent her from having children. The Napiers opened up about the experience in their memoir Make Something Good Today, out now. “It was a really sad and scary...

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  • WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

    Best-Selling Books Week Ended October 7th. FICTION 1. "Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas" by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 2. "A Spark of Light" by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine Books) 3. "Red … Click to Continue

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  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

    Best-selling Books Week Ending 10/13/18 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Next Person You Meet in Heaven" by Mitch Albom (Harper) 2. "Holy Ghost" by John Sanford (Putnam) 3. "Ambush" by Patterson/Born … Click to Continue

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  • "World's largest book sale" comes to Middle East at giant hangar in Dubai

    A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world's largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock.

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  • "World's largest book sale" comes to Middle East at giant hangar in Dubai

    A gargantuan touring book sale that touts itself as the world's largest is making its first stop in the Middle East, filling a huge hangar in Dubai with stacks of 3 million discounted books, open around the clock.

    IN
  • Books and films to look for on Black Friday, recommended by Telegraph experts

    Lace up your combat boots, stuff your bag full of snacks and stock up on energy drinks - the intrepid bargain hunter must be prepared when venturing out to the shops during Black Friday on November 23.

    The Telegraph
  • Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists

    Robin Sloan is using a homemade software program to supply phrases and images for his new book.

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  • By the Book: Tina Turner: By the Book

    The singer, whose memoir “My Love Story” has just been published, wishes Mick Jagger would write an autobiography: “He can outtalk anyone on the planet. That’s the book I want to read, and so will everybody else. Mick?”

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  • Churchill by Andrew Roberts review – is it possible to break through the myth?

    The great statesman’s standing in the Britain of 2018 is arguably higher than it was in 1945. This biography too easily dismisses his less heroic side How to assess the career of a world-changing politician who was also a prolific journalist, writer and incessant self-publicist? Aside from his other achievements, Winston Churchill wrote a six-volume, 1.9m-word account of the second world war and his role in winning it. Are we able, more than five decades after his death, to peer over the...

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  • Can picture books meet the crisis in children's mental health?

    With more and more children seeking psychological help, Matt Haig is one of a wave of authors trying to reach troubled youngsters with stories Matt Haig is feeling hopeful. His first ever illustrated story, The Truth Pixie, is published in the UK on Thursday – and he is optimistic it will encourage young children to talk about their anxieties. “It’s a book I want parents to share with their children – a read-aloud bedtime story,” Haig says. “Bedtime is a time when children’s heads are full of...

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  • Melania Trump Sees Husband Donald as a 'Father Figure' and Married Him for 'Protection': New Book

    The theory that some women end up marrying men like their fathers holds true for Melania Trump and Donald Trump according to a new book about the women in the president’s life. In Golden Handcuffs: The Secret History of Trump’s Women, out Tuesday, author Nina Burleigh writes that Mrs. Trump, 48, chose her husband, who is 24 years her senior at age 72, because she desired a “father figure” who could protect her. “It’s about all that power and protection,” an “old friend” of Mrs. Trump’s from her...

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  • Five books to understand Saudi Arabia

    Following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Ian Black picks five books that get inside the secretive kingdom Understanding Saudi Arabia has never been easy: leaks, rumours and official denials surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a grim reminder of a notoriously opaque system. Historian Madawi al-Rasheed (herself the scion of a powerful dynasty that lost out to the Al-Saud in the formative years of the 1920s) provides a focused and up-to-date political...

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  • Can the language of the Vikings fight off the invasion of English?

    Icelandic has retained its literary vigour since the Sagas, but TV and tourism are a growing threat “Coffee and kleina,” reads a large sign at a roadside coffee shop by one of the main roads in Reykjavik. Not so many years ago, such a billboard would simply have read: “Kaffi og kleina” – in the language of the Vikings, the official language of Iceland. It is a privilege of the few to be able to read and write Icelandic, a language understood by only around 400,000 people worldwide. Icelandic, in...

    the Guardian
  • Dracul: Why revisiting beloved literary characters can be a perilous business

    New Bram Stoker novel by Victorian writer's great-grandnephew only latest to offer fresh spin on canonical fictional creation

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  • Robin Ince's top 10 books about the human condition

    From Douglas Adams to Oliver Sacks, the standup comedian reveals some of the writers that have helped him try to work out what makes us tick Most of my standup shows, whether about the behaviour of the bonobo ape or my addiction to celebrity narrowboat TV shows, are really me trying to work out what it is to be human and trying to see how wrong I am getting it. In middle age, I’ve been trying to evaluate the knowledge accumulated from shouting at strangers for money over the last three decades....

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  • Ann Coulter believes the left has 'lost its mind'. Should we listen?

    The bestselling author has been criticized for dog-whistling to the far right. Now she’s taking aim at the left – can progressives learn anything from their sworn enemy? “If I were the Democrats,” Ann Coulter tells me on a recent morning in New York, “I would admit that we have totally effed over our working class, admit that there are legitimate complaints, that heroin coming over the southern border is destroying America. The Democrats could 100% steal the White House from Trump, because he’s...

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  • This startup is the 'Netflix for books,' with unlimited access to a huge library for a monthly fee. Now, it's getting the New York Times, too

    Scribd is the Netflix of the publishing world — offering readers unlimited access to a library of more than 1 million books and audiobooks, magazines, and other documents for a monthly fee of $9. On Wednesday, Scribd announced a brand new service, bundling a Scribd subscription with a subscription to The New York Times for $13/month. Scribd's CEO Trip Adler says the company "kind of got into books a little bit accidentally," but it is on a mission to "change the way the world reads." After...

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  • Northern Irish author Anna Burns' 'Milkman' wins Man Booker Prize

    "Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.

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  • Northern Irish author Anna Burns' 'Milkman' wins Man Booker Prize

    "Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.

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  • Northern Irish author Anna Burns' 'Milkman' wins Man Booker Prize

    "Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.

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  • Anna Burns Wins Man Booker Prize for ‘Very Powerful’ Milkman

    The novel is about men, women, conflict and power during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence

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  • Northern Irish author Anna Burns' 'Milkman' wins Man Booker Prize

    "Milkman" by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel.

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