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‘Inspector Montalbano’ Author Andrea Camilleri Dies Aged 93 | Arts

  Sicilian author Andrea Camilleri has died aged 93, a month after suffering a heart attack.   He was best known for his detective novels featuring inspector Salvo Montalbano, set in the fictional town of Vigàta and published between 1994 and 2018.   They sold 25 million copies and the stories were adapted into a TV show in his native[…]

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Musée Du Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Galleries | Arts

  Weeks after the activist group P.A.I.N. protested outside the museum, the Louvre in Paris has become the first major museum to remove the Sackler family name from its walls.   The Sackler family was known as an art philanthropist billionaire family and they had donated a whole collection of Persian and Levantine Antiquities to the museum in the 90’s.[…]

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Education Publisher Pearson To Phase Out Print Textbooks | Culture

  The world’s largest education publisher has started to phase out printed textbooks to make all its learning resources “digital first”.   British firm Pearson announced that students will only be able to rent physical textbooks and that books would be updated less frequently.   They hope it will encourage more students to purchase their e-textbooks which are continually updated.[…]

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Early JMW Turner Masterpiece ‘Walton Bridges’ Prevented From Leaving The UK | Arts

  The romantic painter landscape Walton Bridges has been rescued in a last-minute intervention.   JMW Turner’s early masterpiece was sold a year ago at auction at Sothbey’s to an overseas collector, who paid almost £3.5 million for it. Luckily, as the Arts minister Rebecca Pow said, the art has been “saved for the nation”.   After the auction, a[…]

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Cressida Cowell Becomes New Children’s Laureate | Arts

  Cressida Cowell has been named the new Children’s Laureate and plans to get children reading “for the joy of it”.   The How To Train Your Dragon author was presented with the silver laureate medal by the previous laureate, Charlie And Lola author Lauren Child, at a ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.   The honour is awarded[…]

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