Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by Jane Austen at auction, but the U.K. is trying to keep it in the country.
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Hilary Mantel attends the Costa Book of the Year awards in London, England.
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April 19, 2013 Also: Penguin offers to drop Apple ebook deals over European antitrust case; a page out of Thomas Pynchon's latest novel; and a long-overdue apology.
William Shakespeare, brilliant playwright and cutthroat businessman?
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April 1, 2013 Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.
Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling wrote novels, poems and short stories, mostly set in India and Burma during British rule.
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February 26, 2013 Also: Some authors are buying spots on bestseller lists; the legacy of Philip Roth; and details of Thomas Pynchon's next novel.
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