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2014-04-04 16:21:34

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- This month is thirty years since the year immortalized in George Orwell's iconic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Global research company YouGov asked Americans their thoughts about the legacy of the novel. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140404/MN98058) Inspired by Orwell's depiction of perpetual wars and the pervasive surveillance regime operating in the novel we asked Americans how they felt about war and government surveillance...

2014-02-11 08:29:52

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A Long Island beach home designed by architect Myron Goldfinger, FAIA (http://www.myrongoldfinger.com/), is the setting for Jordan Belfort's wild party in the Oscar-nominated film "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140211/MN62345) The home, completed in 1981, was the subject of a major feature article in the March 1982 issue of Architectural...

2014-01-23 08:26:58

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- They have sold around the world in the millions. Now, the 15 explosive novels from No.1 global bestseller Andy McNab are available to American readers for the first time, thanks to a new tie-up with Apostrophe Books. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH50999-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/PH50999-b) The all-action Nick Stone missions follow a former top soldier in Britain's elite fighting unit, the...

2013-10-24 08:28:48

LONDON, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - ALCS & The National Schools Partnership Launch The Young Writer's Guide to Shakespeare In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday year in 2014, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) has teamed up with National Schools Partnership to launch The Young Writer's Guide to Shakespeare. Devised by teachers for Upper KS2 & KS3, this stimulating new programme aims to breathe fresh air into the teaching...

2013-10-24 08:28:45

LONDON, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is delighted to announce the appointment of Adam Singer as Chair of the ALCS Board of Directors for a three-year term, effective from November 2013. Adam Singer succeeds Dr Penny Grubb who has stepped down after six years in the post. He brings extensive global experience of broadcasting, telecoms and corporate governance to the role of Chair, having helped to launch both the...

2013-07-04 20:20:08

LONDON, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Book People and Faber and Faber are delighted to launch an exciting new online destination for Faber content and books, direct to the Book People customers - and beyond. FaberShop ( thebookpeople.co.uk/fabershop [http://thebookpeople.co.uk/fabershop ]) is a high-quality magazine-style bookshop featuring a premium online store which sits within the new portfolio of the Book People shops: Red House, LEGO and DK Travel Shop. FaberShop will...

2012-10-08 07:20:09

LONDON, October 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chapman Freeborn's South Africa team sprang into action recently with an urgent "go-now" cargo aircraft charter [http://www.chapman-freeborn.com/en/home ] to transport parts for an automotive manufacturer. A delay in the supply chain could have led to a halt in production - but the parts were successfully delivered in less than 16 hours. Working on a tight timescale, the cargo was cleared and trucked from Johannesburg to Rand...

2012-09-18 06:25:38

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Famed Christian writer C.S. Lewis has often been regarded as either uninterested in the modern evolution debate or generally supportive of evolutionary theory. But newly discovered notes written by Lewis challenge those views, revealing Lewis's intense interest in the topic of evolution as well as his early skepticism of Darwin. The unpublished material is described and quoted from for the first time in the new book The Magician's Twin:...

2010-07-19 23:01:00

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Penguin Group (USA), one of the leading U.S. consumer book publishers, and Starz, LLC, launched today the Amplified Edition of Ken Follett's international bestselling novel "The Pillars of the Earth." The Amplified Edition of "The Pillars of the Earth" showcases striking video clips, beautiful art and original music from the upcoming, critically acclaimed Starz Originals 8-hour epic television event based on the book. (Photo:...

2009-02-28 13:11:39

Poetry is once again gaining popularity thanks to the Internet, where amateur poets worldwide can publish their works, two respected U.K. poets say. Scottish poet Richard Price and English poet Andrew Motion agree the Internet has brought about renewed interest in the world of poetry through its ability to connect people around the world, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. What's interesting is it's counter-intuitive, said Price, head of the British Library's modern collections. You would...