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11 essential books for people who want to reinvent themselves

WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock Reading a book that deals with the subject of reinvention can help make transforming your life a little easier. Change can be a positive thing, and it is helpful to learn from others who have followed a similar path. For exa

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Maqbool Hasan Khan obituary

My former teacher and PhD supervisor, Maqbool Hasan Khan, who has died aged 79, was a professor of English at Aligarh Muslim University, northern India, and a bilingual literary critic. Greatly interested in western philosophy and Urdu literature, Maqbool

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Head of Nobel Literature Prize quits over growing #metoo scandal

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, was plunged into crisis on Thursday after two of its members, including its head Sara Danius, resigned amid a growing crisis over a high-profile man accused of sexual assaults.

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Joanna Trollope receives apology after London Book Fair speaker says he'd like to 'snog' her

A speaker at the London Book Fair has apologised for his “crass and offensive” language after introducing Joanna Trollope as a woman he would like to “snog”.

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Crime pays: thrillers and detective novels now outsell all other fiction

Crime novels and psychological thrillers are outselling other types of fiction for the first time, after a glut of television dramas boosted interest in the genre.

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12 books you should read before starting a business

Azovtsev Maksym/Shutterstock Books can be an affordable way to get professional advice before starting your own business. Authors highlight the mistakes startups have made in the past, making it easier to avoid doing the same.  The advice in these

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