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Lord Loss, the first book in Darren Shan’s Demonata series, has made it onto World Book Day’s Writes of Passage list – the ultimate list of YA books to keep teens reading. The book list ‘50 Books That Will Change Your Life’ has been compiled as a result of World Book Day’s teen campaign public vote (by adults and teens) for ultimate YA reads. http://www.worldbookday.com/writes-of-passage

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Bloomsbury crime writer Anne Zouroudi has won the coveted Murder and Mayhem category in the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards, announced today. The Bull of Mithros was crowned most popular crime title in the awards, which was decided by public vote. The author of the popular Mysteries of the Greek Detective series survived six rounds of voting to scoop the award, beating bestselling authors including John le Carré, William Boyd and Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is a treasured charity whose mission is to save lives at sea, but what is known of its founder, Sir William Hillary? Back in the early nineteenth century, when death from shipwreck was a tragic reality of life, the handsome, charismatic and adventurous Hillary decided to atone for his chequered past and do something to prevent it. His journey from Regency rake to national hero led him to leave his slave-owning family in Liverpool, travel abroad, mingle with royalty, marry an heiress and, during the Napoleonic Wars, head the largest volunteer army in Britain. Then, financial and marital catastrophe struck. Forced to seek exile on the Isle of Man, a harrowing shipwreck and guilty conscience inspired his historic campaign. Having battled to found the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (today’s RNLI) in 1824, Hillary’s commitment never faltered. He frequently took to the lifeboats, braving terrifying storms and saving hundreds of lives, despite never learning to swim.

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THE BULL OF MITHROS by Anne Zouroudi Has been selected as one of the 12 books in the Murder and  Mayhem category alongside such heavyweight company as John le Carré (The Mission Song), Michael Frayn (Spies), William Boyd (Ordinary Thunderstorms ), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Terry Hayes (I am Pilgrim).   See here for more details http://www.coventry.gov.uk/mam

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The 2004 Tony Scott movie, starring Denzel Washington and based on A.J. Quinnell’s 1980 novel of the same name, became a box office hit and has now been slated for TV. Screenwriter David DiGilio will pen the script, which finds the central character, CIA operative/ Marine officer-turned-bodyguard Creasy, reconnecting with Pita, the girl he saves in the original movie after going on a revenge rampage after she is abducted in Mexico.  The Fox TV series will pick up 18 years later to dismantle the cartel responsible for ruining their lives. DiGilio will serve as executive producer on the project, which is being developed for 20th Century Fox Television and studio New Regency. New Regency’s Arnon Milchan, Brad Weston and Andrew Plotkin will also executive produce.

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