Throughout the pandemic, technology has been saving our jobs and our sanity – but in Barcelona the lockdowns have led to the revival of one of humanity’s simplest and most enduring inventions: The book.
The Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of ‘Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood’ that is scheduled for next summer. ‘Once Upon a Time’ will be a true Tarantino production: The book will come out first as a mass market paperback, like the old pulp novels the filmmaker loves, and will offer “a fresh, playful and shocking departure from the film,” according to Harper.
About 200 "irreplaceable" books worth more than £2.5 million ($3.2 million), which were stolen from a warehouse in London, have been found buried under the floor of a house in rural Romania, police said.
As the coronavirus spreads around the world, it is not only health professionals and politicians who are being kept busy. Amazon has been flooded with badly put together, often plagiarized “guides” to combatting the virus.
What children choose to read outside school directly influences their academic performance, according to a major new study led by the University of Malaga and University College London (UCL), and published in the peer-reviewed journal Oxford Review of Education.