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Stephanie Cross

Biblio-rific Gifts for Her This Christmas

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If you’re looking for a reading gift for her, then look no further. These gifts are especially perfect for Christmas, however, they will suit as a perfect gift for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for something to keep her warm, a book perfect for any wife or mother, or cute stocking fillers, we’ve got you covered. Read More

The Room of Requirement Coming to Cardiff’s Historic Arcades

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Calling all Cardiffian Potterheads – Magic is coming to town! In the coming months, should you find yourself traipsing through the Castle Arcade, concentrating on something you require in particular, you might just be lucky enough to stumble upon the arcade’s newest addition. Relocating from Hogwarts’ seventh floor is the ‘Come and Go Room’ – and if you’re not a Hogwarts house-elf – better known as the ‘Room of Requirement’.

In the past, the room has served to fulfil many witches and wizards’ greatest needs. Dumbledore once stumbled upon the room with an especially full bladder, to find it full of chamber pots. Whilst it transformed into a broom cupboard for the mischievous Fred and George to hide from Filch. Lest not forget, the room fulfilled the requirements of Dumbledore’s Army, serving as their headquarters and practice area. For you, the room will transform into a shop, stocking everything Harry Potter (basically essentials for every doting fan). Read More

Marlon James wins Booker Prize with A Brief History of Seven Killings

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Booker Prize Winner

As we’re sure you are aware, the Man Booker’s award for Fiction was awarded on 13th October 2015 (for the forty-seventh time). During the Ceremony at London’s Guildhall, Marlon James was given this year’s crown, for his epic novel ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings‘. For the second year now, the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, so long as their work is published in English. If it wasn’t not this change, the Jamaican author would never have received the £50,000 prize money. As well as the prize money, which makes the Man Booker’s award one of the world’s richest literary prizes, the winner is almost certainly guaranteed international renown and success.

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