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"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet gone ourselves."

—Edward Morgan Forster (1879-1970) British writer, A Room with a View

 

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Man jailed for filming in cinema  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:19:16 GMT
A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in the West Midlands town of Walsall. 
Day in pictures: 14 August 2014  Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:59:59 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 14 August 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall 
In pictures: The Maliki years  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:08:59 GMT
Charting career of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki 
In pictures: Robin Williams  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:57:11 GMT
Career of actor and comedian in pictures 
Day in pictures: 13 August 2014  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:11:25 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 13 August 
In pictures: Framing Hope  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:55:21 GMT
A new exhibition of photos by Jillian Edelstein 
In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis  Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:29:16 GMT
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants 
Day in pictures: 12 August 2014  Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:31:54 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 12 August 
Secret recordings of a president's daughter  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:09:19 GMT
The secret recordings of a president's daughter 
VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:04:12 GMT
The 83-year-old still tied to Brazil's Big Island prison 
A writer's tale of being a drinker in Kerala  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:57:06 GMT
A writer's tale of being a drinker in Kerala 
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:24:56 GMT
Dutch grapple with jihadist threat from some young Muslims 
Day in pictures: 22 August 2014  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:18:01 GMT
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours 
Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet expectations?  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:53:36 GMT
Can Indonesia's Jokowi meet voters' expectations?