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  • Fire and Fury wins ‘total loser’ Michael Wolff a place on authors’ rich list

    White House exposé rubbished by Donald Trump earns royalties to rival the likes of perennial favourites such as James Patterson and JK Rowling Runaway sales of White House exposé Fire and Fury have powered Michael Wolff into Forbes’s annual round-up of the world’s highest paid authors for the first time. According to the business magazine, which bases its estimates on data from NPD BookScan as well as interviews with industry insiders, Fire and Fury sold 1.7m copies worldwide during its first...

    the Guardian
  • What was your favourite book of 2018?

    As part of the Guardian’s 2018 in culture series we want to hear what you’ve been reading this year It has been a big year for books, from the spate of Trump-related exposes such as Bob Woodward’s Fear and Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, to star-name releases including JK Rowling’s The Crimes of Grindelwald (or her turn as Robert Galbraith in Lethal White), George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood and Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming. When nominating their favourites of the year, our critics chose...

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  • Christmas quiz: 180 great children's quiz questions (and the answers)

    Looking for something to keep the kids entertained this Christmas?

    The Telegraph
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins shows that more is less

    In his follow-up to best picture winner Moonlight, the director’s mixed adaptation of a James Baldwin classic boasts lush visuals but a flawed script From a lush opening shot designed to astound to costume choices that aim for awe, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, his much-anticipated follow-up to game-changing best picture winner Moonlight, shows a world suffused with glamour. At its best, the director’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s 70s-set Harlem romance recalls the work of Wong Kar...

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  • Books of The Times: A Look at Competition in Business Urges Us to Think Small

    In “The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age,” Tim Wu argues for busting up big businesses into smaller parts, and shows how it was once a veritable American tradition.
  • Antarctic diary records horror at finding Captain Scott's body

    Norwegian Tryggve Gran’s 1912 journal – sold for £150,000 – reveals ‘horrible nightmare’ of finding the bodies of the polar explorer and his companions The haunting sledging journals of Tryggve Gran, in which the young Norwegian explorer details his discovery of the frozen body of Captain Scott in the Antarctic, have sold for £150,000. Gran was part of the 11-man search party that set off from Cape Evans to find the missing Scott and his team on 29 October 1912. Scott had begun a second...

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