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Final Roald Dahl Book to be Published with new Illustrations

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The Minpins was the last children’s book by Roald Dahl published before the author’s death and was first published in 1991. Now it’s announced that the book is to be reissued with a new title and new illustrations.

Billy and the Minpins, a new title to reflect Dahl’s original name for the book will be published in hardback later this year and the book will come with brand new illustrations from Quentin Blake. It’ll be the first time the illustrator has illustrated a new Dahl hero in over 20 years, and fans are pretty excited! Read More

Philip Pullman Announces Companion Trilogy to ‘His Dark Materials’

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Author Philip Pullman shot to fame in 1995 when he published the first installment in ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy, which finished in the year 2000. Consisting of The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, these fantasy books went on to sell over 17.5 million copies, have been translated into over 40 languages, and, in the case of The Golden Compass, was adapted into a Hollywood film starring Danial Craig and Nicole Kidman.

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Crowdfunding Supports New LGBT Book Release

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On Tuesday 14th February Promised Land was released to the general public after a Crowdfunding campaign raised $40,000 (NZD) to see this project come to life.

The brains, and hearts, behind the book are writers Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds from Wellington, New Zealand, who worked tirelessly to see this inclusive fairytale land come to life along with co-illustrators Bo Moore and Christine Luiten.

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Third Book Coming in the Very British Problems Series

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Journalist Rob Temple has given Britishness worldwide accolade with his hilarious ‘Very British Problems’ series. The journalist has a huge social media following in which he posts stereotypically British problems. From that a series of books has spawned and today it’s announced that the third book in the series is coming.

Rob Temple: Very British Problems The Third will be out in hardback in October this year, bringing readers more ‘So very British’ problems full of social awkwardness and despair.

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New Famous Five Parody Books Coming

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Parody books have dominated the book market for a while now with the Ladybird Books for Grown ups starting the trend back in 2015. Last year a series of parody Famous Five Books was released and now it’s been announced that there are new titles coming this year.

The new titles Five Forget Mother’s Day, Five Lose Dad in the Garden Centre and Five get Beach Ready will be released later this year and will join the current series that were released last year. Read More

Bin Laden Killer to Release a Book

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The Operator available for pre-order now

Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL who is credited with firing the shots that killed Osama bin Laden is to release a book detailing his life in the forces including the pivotal moment in the United States’ fight against al-Qaeda when he pulled the trigger ending the life of one of the most wanted men in the history of the USA. Dubbed the Bin Laden killer O’Neill’s book is due to be released in April of this year.
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New Ladybird Parody Book for Comic Relief

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At least £2 from every sale to Comic Relief

The Ladybird Parody books for grown ups have been quite a hit since their inception in 2015 and there have been many new titles added since. Now Ladybird has announced a new book for charity set to coincide with Comic Relief, which means the Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder will be out at the end of February and will be on sale in the run up to Red Nose Day on 24th March.

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