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Archive | June 29, 2009

Signed copy of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalk book sells for $450

There has been steady demand for collectible Michael Jackson books over the past few days. During the weekend, a signed first edition of Moonwalk sold for $450. There have also been a couple of articles about Jackson’s love of books and particularly poetry – here’s the LA Times on the bibliophile/music icon. Ordinary copies of […]

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Literary summer quiz

The Guardian offers a literary summer heatwave quiz – I got a woeful four out of 10.

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Alexander McCall Smith’s Heroine Precious Ramotswe Set to Publish Cookbook

Precious Ramotswe, leading character of McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is “writing” a cookbook to share her favourite recipes for Botswanan dishes.

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Farrah Fawcett and Ayn Rand

I thought this was a joke at first – Farrah Fawcett’s friendship with Ayn Rand. (Spotted on Bookslut)

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