Special election to fill Winthrop council seat set for Tuesday

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Special election to fill Winthrop council seat set for Tuesday

Benedetti, 53, has a bachelor's degree in humanities and a master's degree in English and creative writing. She taught college writing, then ran prevention and support programs for people with HIV/AIDS, and was a founder of the Next Step Needle Exchange in Augusta. More recently, Benedetti has
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Greta Solomon

Greta Solomon is a creative writing coach for heart-centred women. She is the author of Just Write It! (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and the forthcoming book Heart, Soul & Sass: Write Your Way to a Fully-Expressed Life. London-based, she runs creative writing workshops for bloggers and business people.
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Annika Godwin – Lincoln County

She was accepted into WV Governor's School for the Arts in 2016 for her creative writing. In 2017. She also participated in her school's math field day team. She won the WV Young Writers competition and was one of the 200 West Virginian students who attended WV Governor's Honor Academy for her
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Arrow Investment Advisors Decreased Its Best Buy (BBY) Holding; Svb Financial Group (SIVB …

With 504,300 avg volume, 3 days are for Svb Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB)'s short sellers to cover SIVB's short positions. The SI to Svb Financial Group's float is 2.38%. The stock decreased 0.46% or $0.98 during the last trading session, reaching $213.1. About 112,546 shares traded. SVB Financial
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Eighty-six-year-old shortlisted for Manchester Writing Competition

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Eighty-six-year-old shortlisted for Manchester Writing Competition

An 86-year-old former Town Hall clerk and an organiser of the Milton Keynes Festival are among those shortlisted in the Manchester Writing Competition. The competition encourages new work and seeks out the best creative writing from across the world, with Manchester as the focal point for the
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Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers, November 19, 2017

17. Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow – 9780307762948 – (Random House Publishing Group) 18. Behold the Dreamers (Oprah's Book Club) by Imbolo Mbue – 9780812998498 – (Random House Publishing Group) 19. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur – 9781449488895 – (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
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New Book Releases, Bestsellers, Author Info and more at Simon & Schuster

The author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve Jobs, Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography. Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo's astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that
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Man named police informant in new Clydach murders book 'threatened with torture' as a result

Mr Riley, who has complained to the author along with the publishers Seren Books, also denied the claims he acted as a police informant. He said: “People have been saying 'he needs to be dealt with' and they want to throw petrol at me and set me alight and electrocute me. “I have been stressed about
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Carmel in brief — November 28, 2017

New judge selected – Carmel resident Doris L. Pryor has been selected as United States Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Ms. Pryor's appointment will be made upon completion of a Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, a process that
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Kennetcook garlic farmer releases second novel

He says it felt different writing Under Her Skin — which was just released in September — and it took far less time, too. “I had a touch more confidence. Of course, confidence is an ebb-and-flow thing with writers,” says Law. “But I had more security in my own abilities and I think that made me feel like I
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Business Scene for the week of 11/22/17

The Quincy Chamber of Commerce, The Hot Spot and Feather Publishing are co-sponsoring a new “Spirit of Quincy” home holiday lights and decorations competition in December. Open to all residences in the greater Quincy area, the contest will feature awards for the best lights, best animated décor
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SOCAN hosts 2017 publisher, screen composer meetings at Montréal office

21 and 22, 2017, SOCAN publisher and screen composer members attended their respective annual meetings at our Montréal office. On Nov. 21, SOCAN met with nearly two dozen publisher members, as well as representatives from the PMPA (Professional Music Publishers Association) to talk about
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Experimental Creative Writing with the Vectorized Word

This week, we'll be featuring a series of shows recorded from Strange Loop, a great developer-focused conference that takes place every year right in my backyard! The conference is a multi-disciplinary melting pot of developers and thinkers across a variety of fields, and we're happy to be able to bring
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Democrat Tribune publishers retire

After 46 years in the newspaper business, Poinsett County Democrat Tribune publishers Ron and Nancy Kemp have retired. The Kemps originally began serving as publishers of the Tri-City Tribune and the Trumann Democrat in 1999 and merged them into the Poinsett County Democrat Tribune in 2009
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Kickstarter for Mega Man-esque game canceled because 'publishers are interested'

When I first saw the Kickstarter for Super Mighty Power Man, I was equal parts intruiged and turned off. The name, first off, aping Mega Man and Mighty Number 9 isn't really a great idea, but the concept of another 8-bit style platformer is enough for me to at least give it a try. So while I didn't pledge,
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77.2% of all PC and Console Game Revenue Comes From Microtransactions, DLC and …

As SuperData says, “Publishers are willing to sacrifice the full-game box price because they believe that subscription services can increase player retention and spending by effectively exposing players to other games within a publisher's portfolio that they would otherwise ignore in today's market due to
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5 Fun Mental Exercises To Help Freelancers Become More Creative

Ultimately, the freelancers who are the most creative are those who will outpace their competition. Unfortunately, creativity doesn't come naturally for everyone, even if it's your “bread and butter” and you are offering creative services – writing, design, animation production and so on. The next time you
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Video: 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i Review Complains about stiff ride

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Video: 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i Review Complains about stiff ride

The BMW X3 is expected to be one of the best sellers for BMW next year. Released just a … That said, there's a lot banking on the X3 and one of the best sellers will surely be the xDrive30i model. Unless you live in … According to them, the ride of the BMW X3 is a bit too stiff for its own good. There are
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Senior Manager – Research & Analytics – Academic Publishing

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Senior Manager – Research & Analytics – Academic Publishing

Do you enjoy working with data and analytics, and see the value this adds in the publishing arena? We have an extremely interesting role, working for a highly regarded, global publisher in the Oxford area as a Senior Manager within the Research & Analytics department. This role will involve leading a
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Outskirts Press Slashes Package Prices During Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale

Outskirts Press, the No. 1-rated self-publishing company according to Top Consumer Reviews, has announced big savings on its most popular and comprehensive publishing packages: $600 OFF One-Click Publishing, or $300 OFF the Full-Color or Ultimate publishing package from Black Friday (Nov.
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Pictures of the week

On Thursday 16th November, Peter Owen Publishing launched Fenella Fielding's memoir Do You Mind If I Smoke? at Covent Garden Waterstones, the … University Challenge stars Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull launched The Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book (Eyewear Publishing) with a signing
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Research in progress blog

Peer review is central to the publishing process and has a fundamental role to play in maintaining the integrity of the published literature and advancing discovery. Earlier this month, we shared the findings from BMC's 'Research in Progress' report which outlines many of the activities that have been
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Publisher partners with schools

A local Christian publishing company is partnering with three Detroit schools to create a faith-based literacy program. Grand Rapids-based Zondervan said last month its pilot program includes about 150 students in kindergarten and first grade at the Central Detroit Christian Community Development
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PC free-to-play revenue has doubled since 2012

“PC and console game publishers, who are aware that each segment has a finite audience, are looking for ways to further monetize both the existing audience and find new ways to attract new consumers by lowering the entry barriers.” The report suggests future game monetization may even mean
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How Gameflip Is Modernizing the Gaming Industry

The gaming industry is one that is growing at an exponential ratio, with over 2.2 billion gamers around the world who bring in an annual revenue of about $108.9 billion. Among these figures, about $94.4 billion is made from the sale of digital goods by publishers directly. According to projections, by 2020
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'Osawatomie' Author Evokes Dark Times On The Prairie, Gets Uninvited From His Hometown Library

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'Osawatomie' Author Evokes Dark Times On The Prairie, Gets Uninvited From His Hometown Library

Signor, who earned an MFA in Creative Writing, ran a bookstore in Los Angeles, wrote and edited for the LA Weekly, was a book reviewer for the Chicago Sun Times and edited other magazines, published the book himself after years of “coming close” with conventional publishers. “The editor would
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International shortlist for Manchester Writing Competition 2017 revealed

The competition encourages new work and seeks out the best creative writing from across the world, with Manchester as the focal point for a major international literary award. The winners of this year's £10,000 Poetry and Fiction Prizes will be revealed at a gala ceremony on Friday 1st December in the
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Tales In Tech History: Microsoft Encarta

First off, Microsoft had a hard time convincing book publishers that people would ever want to access information on a computer. Indeed, Microsoft apparently tried unsuccessfully to license rights to Encyclopedia Britannica's text. Another problem was that many PCs of that time often did not have sound
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Beaumont writer brings to life the last fairy tale fairy

Since then, she earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in creative writing from California Baptist University. She is studying to become a narrative therapist. She discovered her desire to become a scribe while earning her English degree. The journey she had to undergo to find her
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Write on! Colne school welcomes best-selling authors

Write on! Colne school welcomes best-selling authors … Dan Worsley also held a workshop on creative writing. … Dan Worsley, the author of Impossible Tales and Eric Appleby, also joined the students for a morning exploring our their imaginations and story-writing skills in his creative writing sessions.
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Deal: Google WiFi Router For $99, 3-Pack For $249 – 11/24/17

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Deal: Google WiFi Router For $99, 3-Pack For $249 – 11/24/17

… started its international expansion while gaining praise wherever it ended up. With this device traditionally being one of Amazon's best-sellers and no specific expiry date being attached to the newly introduced discounts, you're advised to take advantage of Google's latest deal sooner rather than later.
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Lenore Skomal's New Play THE EXES Takes the Stage For Industry Reading

Lenore Skomal is a seasoned entrepreneur and writer by profession; she's authored 17 books, including three best sellers. She is also the sole proprietor of Lenore M Skomal Productions, LLC, which produces her plays and Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. Her first nonfiction book–the definitive
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Black Friday 2017: Amazon's 20 Video Game Deals On PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

From best-sellers like Call of Duty: WWII to games that go along with The Lego Ninjago Movie, Amazon is scoring major points with some of the best Black Friday deals on video games. Act fast though before Saturday. Here is the list of the 20 best video games you can find great deals for on Amazon.
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A brand-new 4X Warhammer 40000 gaming experience

Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, board gaming and works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as HISTORY®, MILITARY HISTORY®, Games Workshop®, Horrible Histories™, Showtime, BBC, Osprey, Scholastic, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises and many others to deliver the best
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The ageing population

These include creative writing, painting, dancing, exercises, meditation, a shibashi, and special talks on topics that are relevant to seniors. A center such as this can be multiplied all over the country, each tailored to the specific needs of the population in the area. There are special residences aimed at
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Permaculture Publishing Goes Mainstream

Against all the odds, independent publisher Permanent Publications (the publishing arm of Permaculture Magazine International) have just slugged it out with industry giants and won the main prize at the 2017 Garden Media Guild Awards (GMG). Our No Dig Organic Home and Garden book by Charles
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Giles Keeble: is copying for ads plagiarism? Stealing can be better

I remember writing to Campaign to say, of course that's where the idea came from. Where do creative people get inspiration and ideas from? Art galleries, films, observation, chance collisions. It must be increasingly hard for advertising creative teams to do something that hasn't been done before, and
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Creative Writing Program

I am attempting to start a creative writing program at my school! For those of you who do not know, I work at a Title I School where many of my students simply cannot afford extra school supplies. Help me raise money to provide each student who joins this program with a writing journal, a pen, pencil and
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Bombadil Publishing Offers Publishing Opportunities For Young Writers

(MENAFN Editorial) 22nd November, 2017, Dornie, Scottish Highlands: Bombadil Publishing, the publishing house with a difference, provides a fabulous opportunity for young writers looking to publish their work. They work towards making the entire publishing process fun and hassle-free for the
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Black Friday frenzy as throngs of shoppers line up for deals around the country

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Black Friday frenzy as throngs of shoppers line up for deals around the country

Target said top sellers included Dyson and iRobot vacuums, Beats headphones, the Instant Pot 7-in-1 pressure cooker and Ninja coffee maker. When the big-box retailer's doors opened at 6 p.m., it was also selling roughly 600 giant plush teddy bears every minute. At many J.C. Penney stores, shoppers
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Weldon 'sick' at lack of working class people in publishing

The costly nature of evening courses and creative writing degrees was also discussed. De Waal revealed that the scholarship she set up in 2015 with the advance from her debut, My Name is Leon (Viking), to fund a Birkbeck's creative writing MA attracted more than 130 applications. The first recipient
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Holiday Beauty Launches to Buy before They Sell Out

Drybar's texture toolkit is an excellent and convenient way to introduce some texture to your hairdo thanks to its ensemble of the best products and tools to … reducing wrinkles and fine lines with Elemis' Pro-Collagen Stars bundle, which includes one of their best sellers—the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
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How To Gift Second-Hand Luxury Products

“Take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and shop early so you get first dibs on the best merchandise,” Whang encourages. “If you're in the market for iconic brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci, these are SnobSwap's best sellers. These bags never go on sale at the
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Magazine wins national award – but team stuck in isles

THERE was a Shetland winner at this year's Scottish Magazine Awards – but the recipients were unable to attend the event after their flight south suffered technical problems. Shetland Life won the Small Publishing Company Magazine prize at the event on Thursday night by beating off competition from
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ArtSci introduces Masters of Philosophy in English Literature program

“Not only do students learn about the complexities of academic and non-academic publishing, but they are taken step-by-step through the process while working on a paper in their specific fields of study such that at the end of their MPhil they will have submitted at least one piece for publication,” he
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Missoula area kids vote on books for national awards

Kindergarten kids at Bonner School queue up to check out books Tuesday morning after being read to by the school's librarian. The school is part of the Children's Choice Book Awards in which 67 children's book publishers supply the school with 963 titles for the kindergarten through sixth-graders to
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Piú libri piú liberi

6-10 Dec. The 15th edition of the national fair for small and medium Italian book publishing houses takes place for the first time at the Nuvola conference centre in EUR. Piú libri piú liberi offers a five-day literary programme of conferences, lectures, readings, theatre workshops, performances and
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Fandom and the Internet Are Responsible for the Existence of Queer Anime and Manga

But it wasn't always that way, and according to Erica Friedman, the founder of YuriCon and ALC Publishing, we have internet fandom to thank for the queering of anime and manga. In a presentation to Harvard on Nov. 9, Friedman explained how while queer manga has existed since the '70s, big
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The Best Of AA Gill review: A must-read collection of brilliant writing

He was best known for his excoriating restaurant reviews but could turn his hand to anything, as a new collection of his writing proves. The Best Of AA Gill was compiled by his long-time editor Celia Hayley who has divided his work into four different areas: travel, TV, general pieces and of course food,
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Amazon insider reveals hottest Black Friday deals

What are some of your biggest sellers right now? So coming off big shopping day on Thanksgiving, we saw Alexa enabled devices were among the best-seller list and also saw the Keurig was wildly popular among Amazon customers and that's what we're seeing so far. We'll see what happens today for
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Aspiring writers praised during culmination of literature festival

Those accepting prizes included Jack Browning from the Lawn Manor Academy, who was the overall winner of the creative writing competition, and St
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UEL professor wins prestigious British Library prize

University of East London (UEL) creative writing professor Tessa McWatt has … The book will explore the author's hybridity of her racial and cultural
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Why don't publishers publish game budgets?

You can go on imdb and see the budget for nearly every film and TV show ever made in the details section, but I spent the last hour trying to find the budget for Star Wars Battlefront to see if sales figures actually matched development costs and found absolutely nothing. The only fully released AAA game
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How Donna Hay battles gender inequality in publishing

Hay says that gender inequality has been most evident in her relationship with her publishing partner News Corp. “I'm going to get myself in a bit of trouble now,” she says. “You have to jostle for your budgets and you have to justify where you are spending your money and how many staff you need and
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Ekspress Grupp invests into company Zlick LTD

As Ekspress Group made a contract to invest 750 thousand euros in to Zlick LTD. Zlick LTD is a company providing frictionless payment system mainly for publishers across Europe. Zlick.it is a start-up company born in Estonia. They provide super easy solutions for publishers. Zlick.it enables consumers
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Dermatologist signs two-book deal with Transworld

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Dermatologist signs two-book deal with Transworld

Transworld is to publish two books by leading dermatologist Monty Lyman on the subject of skin and the phenomenon of pain. Doug Young, publishing director at Transworld, bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada at auction to two books by Lyman from Charlie Viney at The Viney
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Caspian Energy to publish investment rating of Azerbaijan regions

“An extended investment rating of Azerbaijan regions will be published in the final issue of the Caspian Energy journal. For several years we have worked on this rating to submit it to the Chairman of the Caspian European Club, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. We started publishing the investment
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Australian Book Industry Awards

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) is the biggest industry event on the nation's literary calendar to acknowledge the best books and finest talent in the book business. The worlds of literature, the arts, sports, pop culture, entertainment, commerce and politics will unite in one glamorous evening
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Drip, a new platform from Kickstarter, offers access to ongoing funding

… and therefore help bring trends such as self-publishing to life. It's now commonplace for photographers to announce they're making a book and start
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Are we about to enter an era of ad transparency?

In response to tactics like ad spoofing, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) came up with Ads.txt, a simple way for publishers to share a list of the entities authorized to sell ad inventory on their behalf. These lists, which are publicly accessible via a text file hosted on publishers' sites, can be used by
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2 big innovations that made Amazon's Kindle a success

And — much to the chagrin of some publishers — it helped Amazon gain an even tighter grip on the book world. It didn't, however, kill off printed books — a fear held for years following the Kindle's launch. On the contrary, hardcovers and paperbacks still account for most book sales. Amazon is now the
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Norwich author's shocking true story about growing up in a cult shortlisted for Costa Book Awards …

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Norwich author's shocking true story about growing up in a cult shortlisted for Costa Book Awards …

In The Days of Rain: A Daughter, a Father, a Cult by Rebecca Stott, has been announced as a contender for the Costa Biography Award. A professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Rebecca Stott wrote the book after her dying father begged her to help him finish
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Best-selling books: 'Oathbringer,' 'Promise Me, Dad'

FICTION. 1. “Oathbringer: Book Three” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor). 2. “Hardcore Twenty-Four” by Janet Evanovich (G.P. Putnam's Sons). 3. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday). 4. “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child (Delacorte). 5. “End Game” by David Balducci (Grand Central). 6. “Origin” by
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Holiday gift ideas from LGBTI businesses that you can order online now

Best-sellers include under-the-knee tube socks ($8.50/€7), and the Argyle Magic men's casual business socks ($12/€10). … How about the official Tom of Finland 2017 tree ornament (pictured top – limited edition of 200 for $28/€24 each)? Or Tom of Finland bed linen, posters, cards, silver belt buckles,
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Amazon's Cyber Monday Brings Incredible Deals and Convenient Delivery

… Most-Wished-For Children's Books on Amazon.com, Hidden Gem Gifts, customer favorites from Amazon's Holiday Toy List and Amazon's Electronics Gift Guide, as well as features like Page Turners: Books Kindle Readers Finish in 3 Days or Less, Local Bestsellers, and 100 books to read in a lifetime.
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The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760-1825 by Sandro Jung

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1760-1825 by Sandro Jung at Barnes & Noble. FREE.
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Hamilton hit hard by floodwaters from Skagit River

HAMILTON, Wash. – There is heartache over the holiday as floodwaters forced people from their homes along the banks of the Skagit River. Rescues of trapped residents continued into Thanksgiving night, with communities downstream bracing for more trouble on Friday. The flood warnings went out,
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Education Special Section: South Florida universities remain committed to serving veterans

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Education Special Section: South Florida universities remain committed to serving veterans

At the Success Center, peer-to-peer tutoring, resume-writing workshops and informal mentoring are offered – from one veteran to another. Today, veterans or their dependents, which could include their spouses or siblings under the G.I. Bill, account for more than 1,600 of FAU's overall student body of
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Carmel resident named American Staffing Association Volunteer of the Year

The American Staffing Association recently named Carmel resident Nicole Bieker as Volunteer of the Year. ASA is the trade association representing the U.S. staffing industry. Bieker is vice president of Operations at Milliner and Associates at 96th Street and Gray Road and manages to find time to
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Urdu edition of Malala's book 'will remove misconceptions'

Prof Khadim Hussain, head of Bacha Khan Education Trust, who attended launch of the Urdu edition of I am Malala in Lahore by Mashal Publishers, regretted that there was no edition of the book in Pakistan in Malala's mother tongue so that her people could know about her side of the story. “The Urdu
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Indian American student wins Houston's Youth Poet Laureate title

Creative writing provided a safe space to process her experiences, she said. As Houston Youth Poet Laureate, Kalamangalam hopes to extend similar opportunities to Houston youth. She added that she is especially interested in breaking down divisions between communities, age groups, and writing
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