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Pablo Picasso’s blue period portrait La Gommeuse has achieved a record $67.5 million at Sotheby's in New York, as part of their Impressionist &...

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If you want to have a real choice of different river cruises, then you simply must consider Italy. It is a favorite European destination...

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‘Contemporary music’ is a very vague term. It means different things to different people. In fact, governments around the world have actually brought specialists...

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Irish children’s books author Eoin Colfer is teaming up with Marvel to write a new Iron Man novel for young adults. Eoin Colfer, famous for...

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Amazon Books is the very first mass market bookstore the company has ever launched. It opens on November 3 in Seattle and will stock thousands...

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Placido Domingo has been forced to cancel his conducting engagements at New York's Metropolitan Opera as he will undergo surgery to have his gallbladder...

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Jamaican novelist Marlon James has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for A Brief History of Seven Killings, a novel inspired by the attempted...

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to...

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A group of protesters have demonstrated outside Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) that is showing work by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, complaining that the French...

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Swedish author Henning Mankell, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most famous creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander, has died at the...

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Joan Collins’ sister, best-selling novelist Jackie Collins, has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family announced. "It is with tremendous sadness...

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And Then There Were None has been named the world's favorite Agatha Christie novel in an online poll run by the author’s estate. The 1939...

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According to the United Nations, a satellite image confirms that Palmyra’s Temple of Bel in northern Syria has been destroyed. There had been earlier reports...

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Pablo Picasso’s oil painting La Coiffeuse (The Hairdresser) that was stolen from Paris' Centre Georges Pompidou 14 years ago has been returned to France. The...

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British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has complained of plagiarism following reports that a sculpture similar to Cloud Gate he made for Chicago has been constructed...

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Harper Lee’s novel, Go Set a Watchman, has gone on sale around the world. The book is set 20 years after the events of Harper...

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Harper Lee had plans to write a string of novels after To Kill A Mockingbird, a letter the author wrote before the book was...

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Novelist James Salter has died on June 19 at a gym near his New York state home, his publisher said. He was 90. James Salter...

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E.L. James has released her new novel, Grey, that re-tells the events of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of its antagonist, Christian...

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One of Edgar Degas' most famous works, Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans (Little Dancer Aged Fourteen), is to be sold at Sotheby’s auction in...

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The manuscript of E.L. James's upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey novel, Grey, has been stolen from publisher Random House ahead of its publication. Police has...

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German-born composer and big band leader James Last has died in Florida on June 9 at the age of 86. James Last's manager said he...

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Czech novelist and dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, has died at the age of...

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The UK 1st edition of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien fetched £137,000 ($206,000) at Sotheby’s in London. The 1937 book, a gift from JRR Tolkien...

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Chinese authorities have arrested 175 people in the country's biggest ever operation to recover stolen artifacts. China’s Ministry of Public Security said 1,168 cultural relics...