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JK Rowling watches a match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis  Club last month. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of the best d(...)

I’ve just Googled famous people who work in cafés, and at the top of every list is JK Rowling.

I am sitting with my laptop and a mug of coffee at a tiny table. An identical table is right behind mine and every time its occupant moves, I get jabb(...)

Q Our seven-year-old son has recently been diagnosed with dyspraxia – this came as no surprise as he has always struggled with co-ordination and his (...)

As a teacher I have never been fond of sublime questions. What is truth? What is literature? When I think of the latter question I content myself with(...)

Man of Steel

And the campaign to make Superman cool continues. It wasn’t always this way. The most successful big-screen incarnation of the superhero – the Chri(...)

Daniel Radcliffe: ‘I never want to settle for where I am.’ Photograph:   Larry Busacca/Getty Images

‘It is almost a problem how much I love my job,” says Daniel Radcliffe. “I have been thinking I have to find some outside interests. I went rock-climb(...)

The original Merida . . .

In the past, Disney princesses haven’t always been known for their verve or independence. Great hair? Yes. Drive, dynamism and high self-worth?(...)

Kindle users receive their pre-ordered copy of the new Dan Brown novel Inferno on their Kindle  devices as the clock on Big Ben in London’s Westminster strikes midnight, ahead of the book’s release in shops today. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back. Dan Brown’s latest thriller, the Dante-inspired Inferno, puts Langdon in a hospital bed with no mem(...)

Richard Griffiths (right) plays Uncle Monty alongside Richard E Grant as Withnail in the cult classic Withnail and I

Richard Griffiths, one of Britain’s most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery. The stage and (...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)

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