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Archive | May, 2008

Lawyers Attempting to block PEN Award Winning Author from Testifying

National Book Award and PEN/Hemingway Award winning author Sherman Alexie wants to testify in trial to prevent local NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics from moving the team to Oklahoma City as the team’s owner wishes. As reported by the Seattle Times, the team’s lawyers do not want to let him. Alexie, an extremely vocal opponent […]

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Savage Grace, Sex and the City hit Theaters

Tonight’s US Openings at the theaters includes Savage Grace and the long awaited Sex and the City. Fans of these movies will be pleased to know that both these films are originally based upon novels (ok… Sex and the City is based on a TV show which was based on a novel). While the movies […]

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Limited Edition Devil May Care

All the hype for Sebastian Faulks James Bond novel – Devil May Care – seems to be paying off. Copies are flying of the shelves and avid Bond collectors are also getting into the act by seeking out the limited edition Signed Devil May Care hardbacks as well as the ultra rare velvet slipcase signed […]

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Summer Reading

I don’t know about the rest of you in the Northern Hemisphere but summer took it’s sweet time to get to us in here in Victoria, but now that it’s here there are a good number of hours that must be passed in a hammock with a good book. Some of my colleagues have put […]

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Dear American Airlines

I think I would like to read Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles….. USA Today has an interview with the author. How fantastic that the book is taking off and he’s having to do a nationwide booktour where air travel is a daily requirement! I’m sure he’s not using American Airlines. Miles’ debut novel, Dear […]

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Mills & Boon exhibition

There is a new exhibition in the UK dedicated to 100 years of Mills & Boon. The Independent reports.

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Devil May Care Bentley edition sold out

You may remember that we told you about the Bentley edition of Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care – the limited edition of 300 books produced by Penguin and designed by the car manufacturer. Each copy cost £750 or $1500. It appears Penguin sold out in a couple of hours. We’ll let you know when copies […]

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Devil May Care book review

The embargo has lifted and we are now seeing reviews for Devil May Care, the new James Bond novel. According to Mark Lawson on The Guardian, Sebastian Faulks has done his best to channel the Ian Fleming’s style through his own pen. Developments frequently follow the famous template. Faulks’s Bond encounters an enemy who uses […]

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Sadie Jones an Outcast?

Another great interview with Sadie Jones in today’s Globe and Mail. Her debut novel The Outcast was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, and is currently the staff favorite to win when the announcement comes next Wednesday in London.

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World Partnership Walk A Success!

A huge thanks to everyone in the AbeBooks community who donated to the AbeBooks team in the World Partnerhip Walk. All funds go directly to supporting initiatives to reduce global poverty. With your help we were able to raise over $3,800. (The kids had a great time as well!)

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