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#MyPreciousHobbit: a gallery

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit film, we asked you to send us your photos of your precious version of The Hobbit on twitter. Here's some of our favourites... Read more

The Hobbit: judging a book from its cover?

As we get ready for the final instalment in The Hobbit movie trilogy, we’ve decided to look at the evolution of The Hobbit covers, from the original facsimile edition to newly illustrated editions and film adaptations. Laura Di Giuseppe, J.R.R. Tolkien Brand Manager at HarperCollins Publishers has picked her favourite The Hobbit cover. Which one is yours? Read more
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In conversation: Erika Johansen

Though the first part of her Tearling trilogy is only just hitting bookshops in the UK, Erika Johansen's story is already in development to be a Hollywood film starring Emma Watson. She tells us a little about this unique futuristic fantasy and her reading inspiration. Read more
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Ultimate Writer: The rise to glory

The final battle is drawing ever closer now, and as our two survivors Neil Gaiman and Stephen King make their way towards each other though the literary universe to meet in a cosmic and terrifying clash of words, we take a look at just how they got here. Read more
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You’ve come a long way, baby…

From Ernest Hemingway's punch up with Dan Brown, to Stephenie Meyer, Bram Stoker and that kiss... This Saturday, we celebrate a year of Sprout's BookClub - our exclusive and fantastic weekly comic strip from Nye Wright - and we're marking the occasion by taking a look back through the story so far. Happy Birthday Sprout! Read more