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2008-09-17 15:00:24

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen Archer, President and Publisher, announces today that Hyperion will publish the next book in the beloved and world-famous Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl children series, will continue the legacy of Hitchhiker's, originally created and written by Douglas Adams, who passed away in 2001. The new book is titled And Another Thing . . . will be published in October 2009. The Hitchhiker's...

2008-09-16 12:00:25

By CATHERINE FEGAN AS the final bell rang yesterday for the long-running children's drama Grange Hill, the stars of its replacement show were busy filming in Scotland. A dilapidated secondary school in Lanarkshire has become the setting for the successor to one of the best-loved children's soaps of all time. Half Moon Investigations, based on a novel by bestselling author Eoin Colfer, revolves around 12-year-old private detective Fletcher Moon, played by Jordanhill School pupil Rory...

2008-08-12 15:00:00

Three summer novels, one for kids and two for adults: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox, by Eoin Colfer, read by Enn Reitel. Unabridged, 10 hours. Listening Library, $37. Fresh from his excellent novel Airman, Colfer returns to his wildly popular Artemis Fowl series, about a teenage criminal mastermind who falls in with fairy police officers and begins to change his stripes. This time, Artemis is trying to save his mother, who is exhibiting the signs of a deadly fairy-world disease,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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