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2005-11-07 02:11:46

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of fans including pop star Madonna descended on central London on Sunday for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the fourth installment of a hugely successful series of films. The darkest movie episode yet from J.K.

2005-11-06 15:45:00

Thousands of fans including pop star Madonna descended on central London on Sunday for the world premiere of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the fourth installment of a hugely successful series of films.

2005-10-24 13:55:00

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He had the backing of one of Hollywood's biggest studios and a budget he called "colossal," but British director Mike Newell was continually fighting over money while filming the latest Harry Potter blockbuster.

2005-10-24 07:41:40

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - He had the backing of one of Hollywood's biggest studios and a budget he called "colossal," but British director Mike Newell was continually fighting over money while filming the latest Harry Potter blockbuster.

2005-10-12 10:37:45

(Please read in sixth paragraph ...Erica Jong presented the award as Sue Monk Kidd's... instead of ...Erica Jong's "The Mermaid Chair" won for fiction....) By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K.

2005-10-12 10:42:23

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling led the list of writers winning prizes at the first Quill Book Awards on Tuesday, and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the biography/memoir prize.

2005-10-12 03:07:27

By Richard Satran NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling led the list of writers winning prizes at the first Quill Book Awards on Tuesday, and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan was awarded the biography/memoir prize.

2005-10-10 16:47:43

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Irish writer John Banville was the surprise winner on Monday of the Booker Prize, one of the literary world's most prestigious awards, for "The Sea," his poignant and dark novel about childhood memories.

2005-10-10 06:06:32

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - British author Julian Barnes was hot favorite on Monday to land the prestigious Booker Prize with a quirky tale of Sherlock Holmes' creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

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2005-07-21 07:45:00

Less than 24 hours after the English edition of the latest Harry Potter book went on sale in China's capital on the weekend, the full text of the 672-page tome was available for free on the Internet as an unauthorized e-book, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.