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Chelsea owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich: said he was defamed by 26 specific passages in the book by the journalist Catherine Belton. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A judge has ruled that a number of passages in the bestselling book Putin’s People convey a defamatory meaning against Roman Abramovich, including a c(...)

White House press secretary: Stephanie Grisham listens to Donald Trump in 2019. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Stephanie Grisham, the former Trump White House press secretary perhaps best known for never holding a televised briefing with reporters, plans to rel(...)

Jared Kushner’s  book ‘will be the definitive, thorough recounting’ of the Trump administration, publisher says.  File photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s (...)

Elijah Woods in the film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Purchase of the Houghton Mifflin unit gives News Corp access to high-profile novels from authors including Tolkien. Photograph: New Line Cinema

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has agreed to buy the consumer arm of educational publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for $349 million (€296 million) in wh(...)

Tania Rodrigues and Clare Corbett, who have narrated hundreds of audiobooks. Photograph: Fabio De Paola/Guardian

Bill Bryson is sitting before a lectern in Audible’s London headquarters, narrating his latest book, a disquisition on human biology called The Body: (...)

Judith Kerr in 2013: was named Illustrator of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019 last week. Photograph: Eliz Huseyin

Author Judith Kerr, who enchanted generations of children with simply illustrated tales such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, h(...)

Detail from Alan Lee’s cover illustration for 'The Fall of Gondolin'. Photograph: HarperCollins

JRR Tolkien’s The Fall of Gondolin, his tale of a beautiful, mysterious city destroyed by dark forces which The Lord of the Rings author called “the f(...)

Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins in Lord of The Rings: Amazon’s TV  adaptation will explore  new storylines preceding Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Photograph: Reuters/HO-New Line Cinema

He just keeps on giving, does JRR Tolkein. The latest move in the fantasy epic is towards downsizing, from the big screen to the small, as Amazon plan(...)

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US president Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama. File photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama,(...)

“Watchman,” written in the 1950s, was a first draft of “Mockingbird”. Photograph: EPA

Harper Lee’s unexpected new novel “Go Set A Watchman” has become the fastest selling book in the history of publisher HarperCollins, with more than 1.(...)

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