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Four new Harry Potter books, themed around subjects at Hogwarts, set for release in 2019
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Four new Harry Potter books, themed around subjects at Hogwarts, set for release in 2019

Four new Harry Potter books called Harry Potter: A Journey Through... series will release in the coming months, offering a closer look at different subjects taught at Hogwarts.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 announces international editions with debut events in Belfast, Canada and Australia
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 announces international editions with debut events in Belfast, Canada and Australia

The Jaipur Literature Festival is expanding internationally, with editions at new venues for its 2019 season. There will be debut events in Belfast, Canada and Australia.

Uzma Aslam Khan on The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, imagining the unimaginable with historical fiction
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Uzma Aslam Khan on The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali, imagining the unimaginable with historical fiction

Uzma Aslam Khan's fifth novel The Miraculous True History of Nomi Ali is a sensitively crafted alternate perspective of history. In this interview, Khan talks about her inspirations and shares an excerpt from the book.

Harry Potter and the wizarding world come alive in a virtual Google Arts and Culture exhibition
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Harry Potter and the wizarding world come alive in a virtual Google Arts and Culture exhibition

The exhibition features the summary of Harry Potter that JK Rowling wrote, and virtual classes on the subjects taught at Hogwarts, such as Defence Against the Dark Arts | #FirstCulture

Harry Potter franchise will have two new titles; books to be published in October
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Harry Potter franchise will have two new titles; books to be published in October

During the British Library exhibition marking Harry Potter's 20th anniversary, it was revealed that two new books will be published in October.

London, New York and now Delhi: Madame Tussauds to open wax museum in the capital
India

London, New York and now Delhi: Madame Tussauds to open wax museum in the capital

Madame Tussauds, the world famous wax museum, will open its new venture in New Delhi for Bollywood stars as part of the India-UK Year of Culture in 2017, it was officially announced in London coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to the UK.

Was Jesus Christ married with kids? New book rakes up controversy
World

Was Jesus Christ married with kids? New book rakes up controversy

A controversial new book releasing on Wednesday it set to make waves in the international community as it claims that Jesus was married and had children.

Microsoft Announces Book Search Engine
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Microsoft Announces Book Search Engine

Microsoft launches new book search engine, Live Search Books beta, to offer a vertical search tool for scanned publications.