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2009-12-31 00:00:00

LONDON, December 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack and Olivia were the most popular baby names of 2009, it emerged today (31st December 2009). Jack, the moniker of Messrs Tweed, Nicholson and Straw, retained its title for the 15th year on the trot. Olivia secured a second successive stint as the girls' favourite having taken over from Grace in 2008. The highest climbers this year were Lucas, which raced 24 places up the charts to make number 15, and Maisie, which rocketed up a staggering...

2009-12-16 07:15:00

"BabyNames" has released the top, most popular baby names of 2009 and the winners are Aidan and Amelia!

2009-07-23 09:58:42

Norilana Books has announced it is publishing James Fairfax, a re-imaging of Jane Austen's novel Emma, in which same-sex marriage is commonplace. Penned by Adam Campan, the book is slated for release next month.

2009-06-19 09:13:42

Heather Locklear's publicist said the U.S.

2009-04-05 14:35:34

Actress Romola Garai says she is thrilled to portray the heroine of 19th century novelist Jane Austen's classic Emma for the BBC. Garai, 26, said she has long been a fan of the 1815 literary classic that follows the life of a young privileged woman named Emma Woodhouse, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. I'm incredibly excited and honored to be taking on the role of Emma, who is arguably Jane Austen's greatest heroine.

2008-12-23 07:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Ava and Aiden secured the number one slots in BabyNames.com's Top 10 Baby Names of 2008 list. The website, which receives over 1.5 million visitors a month, compiles its most popular names from members' favorite name lists.

2008-08-22 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden Arts and Choreographer brings Wilde tale up to date CONSIDERED one of the last great works of gothic horror, The Picture of Dorian Gray was the only novel written by Oscar Wilde ever published.

Word of the Day
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.