India book Champions Trophy final date with Pakistan – video & report

India book Champions Trophy final date with Pakistan – video & report

Media playback is not supported on this device Champions Trophy semi-final, Edgbaston Bangladesh 264-7 (50 overs): Tamim 70, Mushfiqur 61, Jadhav 2-22 India 261-1 (40.1 overs): Rohit 123 not out, Kohli 96 not out, Dhawan 46 India won by nine wickets Scorecard India cruised past Bangladesh to set up a mouthwatering Champions Trophy final against fierce rivals Pakistan. Bangladesh looked likely to post a big total at Edgbaston, but from 154-2 they lost both Tamim…

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Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Black Mirror: Charlie Brooker to edit original book series

Three books inspired by Netflix series Black Mirror are to be published from next year. Each volume will include three novellas written by a variety of authors. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker will edit them. The novellas will all be original stories, with the first volume due to come out in February 2018. Brooker announced the “all-new” works would appear in a “high-tech ‘paper’ format”. The satirical TV drama series began life on Channel 4…

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Bridget Jones's Baby could win a pig for being a funny book

Bridget Jones's Baby could win a pig for being a funny book

A pig named after Bridget Jones’s Baby? No, we’re not telling you porkies. That porcine prospect could well be on the cards if Helen Fielding’s latest Bridget Jones novel wins this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. The winner of the award, given annually to the book considered to best capture the comic spirit of PG Wodehouse, gets to have a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after it. Previous winners have included Howard Jacobson and the…

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Children's Laureate Chris Riddell up for book prize

Children's Laureate Chris Riddell up for book prize

Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell has a chance to win the Kate Greenaway illustration medal for a fourth time. Riddell is shortlisted this year for his drawings in A Great Big Cuddle, a book of children’s poetry by Michael Rosen – a former laureate himself. The poems are all about what it’s like to be a small child in a world of toys and games and many changing emotions. Meanwhile, the nominees for the Carnegie children’s…

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JK Rowling fan guesses latest Cormoran Strike book title

JK Rowling fan guesses latest Cormoran Strike book title

A JK Rowling fan has guessed the name of the author’s fourth Cormoran Strike novel. After she was asked on Twitter to give a hint as to what the book would be called, Rowling said if someone correctly guessed she would confirm it. She then hinted the title was two words made up of _ _ _ H _ _ / _ H _ _ _. After many suggestions including Eighty Shoes, Mashed Chips, Mayhem…

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Costa Book of the Year: Sebastian Barry celebrates second win

Costa Book of the Year: Sebastian Barry celebrates second win

Sebastian Barry has become the first novelist to win the prestigious Costa Book of the Year prize twice. Days Without End, a novel that begins in the 1850s, tells the story of two Irish soldiers who go to fight in US wars, including the civil war. The Dublin-born author and playwright, 61, was inspired to write about the gay relationship at the heart of the story after his youngest son came out. Barry, who receives…

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Costa Book Awards: Sebastian Barry wins novel prize for second time

Costa Book Awards: Sebastian Barry wins novel prize for second time

Irish writer Sebastian Barry has won the Costa novel prize for a second time with Days Without End, a historical novel set in 1850s America. Barry, who won the prize in 2008 with The Secret Scripture, said he was “quite overwhelmed” to get it again. The 61-year-old is one of five category winners whose works will now compete for the Costa Book of the Year award. If Barry wins on 31 January, he will become…

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Van Gogh: Dispute over sketches book

Van Gogh: Dispute over sketches book

A series of previously unpublished sketches claimed to be by Vincent Van Gogh are imitations, the Van Gogh Museum has said. Experts at the Dutch museum studied 56 photos out of 65 drawings ahead of a press conference unveiling a new book showcasing the sketches. The museum’s researchers “were of the opinion that these could not be attributed to Vincent Van Gogh”. Publisher Le Seuil said “their authenticity is well established”. Written by art historian…

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