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  • Johanna Basford to publish two new books with Ebury

    Virgin Books, a division of Ebury, are pleased to announce Magical Jungle and Johanna's Christmas, two new colouring books from New York Times and Sunday Times international bestselling illustrator Johanna Basford. With over 16 million copies of her books sold worldwide, fans are clamouring for more from Johanna.
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  • Book World raises £1M for Syrian refugee crisis

    In September 2015 Penguin Random House donated 14,000 books to support Waterstones’ ‘Buy Books for Syria‘ campaign. The campaign sold a range of titles in stores across the UK which were stickered with ‘Buy Books for Syria’, with all proceeds going to Oxfam’s Syria Crisis Appeal. Today the campaign has hit its target of raising £1 million. On the eve of a major conference on Syria in London, participating authors have taken the opportunity to call on wealthy governments to ramp up their aid response and to resettle more refugees.
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  • Penguin Random House partners with Editions at Play digital experiment

    Penguin Random House are partners in an exciting new initiative that launched today called Editions at Play. This is an experiment by Visual Editions and Google’s Creative Lab to explore the potential of digital books: that is, books that change dynamically on your phone or tablet, using all the attributes of the modern mobile web to do things that printed books never could. Simply put, keeping the integrity of reading, but playing with the book’s digital form.
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  • Winner of the 2015 Bodley Head/ Financial Times Essay Prize Announced!

    The Bodley Head and The Financial Times are proud to announce the winner of their fourth annual essay prize: Laurence Blair, 24, from London, with the essay ‘150 Years of Solitude: Bolivia’s Dreams of the Sea’
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