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"[A] book ... unlike a television program, moving picture or any other 'modern means of communication' ... can wait for years, yet be available at any moment when it happens to be needed."

—Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970) American critic, natrualist, writer, The Modern Temper

 

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Primary school places budget squeeze  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:05:14 GMT
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools. 
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 
The parenting lessons to be taken from movies  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMT
Should anybody take a parenting tip from a movie? 
The etiquette of reclining seats on flights  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:11:32 GMT
When is it acceptable to recline your seat on flights? 
Ebola crisis: Five top tips to avoid the deadly virus  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:35:57 GMT
Wash your hands and other top tips to avoid Ebola 
The rehab centres that lock up addicts  Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:15:58 GMT
The addicts who are hunted and locked up behind bars 
Sniffing out the allergy epidemic  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:49:03 GMT
Why so many of us are developing allergies 
How was Kate Bush's comeback?  Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:39:59 GMT
Did Kate Bush's comeback concert wow her fans?