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The heartbreak behind Neverland: http://btyw.info/1AuPBSA 
Writer James Barrie named characters from Peter Pan directly after the Llewelyn Davies boys. He named Peter Pan after Peter Llewelyn Davies although he later took pictures of Michael dressed as the same character.
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Who Is Your Literary Mother? http://btyw.info/1EvmlGz
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How the 17th century's greatest sculptor set out to capture the soul in marble: http://btyw.info/1Q9NLIy 
The world into which Gian Lorenzo Bernini brought his glorious visions was a harsh, violent world—to whose violence he had made his own contribution—but the effect of his work has been to bring people together, not only in his own time and place, but also in our own time.
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"Once advertising became knowing and ironic, the postmodernist game was up." David Foster Wallace and the search for sincerity: http://btyw.info/1FMWY8f
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Cricket, hoaxes, and the supernatural - five things to know about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: http://btyw.info/1FMWEWN 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, had a massive influence on the mystery genre. Here are five surprising facts about him.
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Is Philip Roth's retirement a prank? http://btyw.info/1HJcAsO 
The phenomenon of Philip Roth’s “retirement”—and that seems to be what it is now, a phenomenon—is not about a writer’s vanity, an ego grown so massive it’s like a publicity black hole sucking up limelight... Read More »
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How the book became a little less two-dimensional: http://btyw.info/1Evn62r 
The history of pop-up books has its roots in the 13th century with the Lullian Circle, a device believed to reveal truth through logic.
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Books have more than just covers and pages, you know: http://btyw.info/1Hc0bA0 
Do you know how to tell the fly-leaf from the half-title? This introductory glossary of book terms will introduce you to all the parts of a book.
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The London Antiquarian Book Fair starts tomorrow. Preview our catalog, get your free tickets, and visit us in booth A10!

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The only literary award that really matters is the Man Booker International Prize:  http://btyw.info/1HI8jIH 
When Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai won the Man Booker International Prize this week, he did not accommodate himself to the genteel conventions of prizewinners. He described his work to the Guardian: “Letters; then from letters, words; then from these words, some short sentences; then more sentences that are longer, and in the main...
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James Boswell and the making of the best literary biography ever written: http://btyw.info/1HJcSzI by 
James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D is one of the most heralded biographies in history. Boswell's approach was revolutionary.
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Some writers agonize over the right word...and name: http://btyw.info/1HI9Sq2 
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