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First edition Harry Potter book sells for £60,000 - here’s how to tell if you have one

A rare, first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

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J R R Tolkiens correspondence with fellow writer Arthur Ransome, held in the Special Collections archive at the University of Leeds.

Tolkien and Leeds - The Hobbit author and his time in Yorkshire

It’s 80 years this week since The Hobbit was published. Its author, JRR Tolkien, lived in Leeds for a spell and his time here influenced his work, as Chris Bond discovered.

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Simon Jenkins with his new book The Yorkishire Beer Bible.

Raising a glass to Yorkshire’s brewing success

A new book takes readers on a journey through the drinking culture of our county, writes Duncan Bremner.

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Preview: A host of bookish treats at Ilkley Literature Festival

There is another feast of literary treats in store at this year’s Ilkley Literature Festival which, over 17 days, presents a packed programme of 250 events featuring novelists, broadcasters, poets, journalists and performers.

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#DRMARCEL:  Love Island's Marcel Somerville meets Melissa Gilpin from Cross Gates.
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YEP facebook live: Love Island star Marcel in Leeds

Check out this facebook live with Love Island star Marcel Somerville in Leeds.

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Enid Blyton grown ups spin off gets new titles

One of last Christmas’s bestselling books is getting a sequel as the Enid Blyton For Grown Ups series launches five new titles.

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Ten books about Leeds to read

Ten books about Leeds to read

If you want to find out more about Leeds, look no further than our essential reading list, full of heart-breaking memoirs, brilliant novels and fascinating histories.

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On the move: Men taking part in the original Jarrow March in 1936. (JPress).

When worlds collide - the Jarrow March and modern Britain

Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie retraced the steps of the Jarrow March for his new book. He talks to Chris Bond about his journey through modern England.

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Winning author Chris Brookmyre with title sponsor, Simon Theakston in Harrogate last night.

Nicola Sturgeon's favourite wins top book award in Harrogate

One of the favourite books of Scotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon has won this year's Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in Harrogate.

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Exciting headliners at The Factory in Harrogate - The Strawberries.

Live rock music at The Factory in Harrogate this weekend

The first-ever rock gig to take place at The Factory in Harrogate will happen this Saturday night.

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Lee Child.

Lee Child: World famous author crime his Leeds and Yorkshire roots

Lee Child is one of the world’s bestselling authors. He talks to Chris Bond about Jack Reacher and childhood memories of Yorkshire

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Author Lee Child at Ruby Bird studio New York.

Lee Child: How being sacked from my job turned me into a bestselling crime writer

Lee Child is one of the world’s bestselling authors. He talks to Chris Bond about Jack Reacher, his fond memories of Yorkshire, and why he always starts writing on September 1.

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LOVE LETTERS I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice, published by Chatto and Windus. PICTURE:  PA Photo/Chatto and Windus.

Review: I Found My Tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

“My husband is a wonder to me,” writes Ruth Fitzmaurice in the opening pages of her memoir I Found My Tribe, “but he is hard to find.”

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INSPIRATION: Author Anne Fine with some of the Leeds pupils.

Leeds pupils spend day with author Anne Fine

Primary school pupils from Leeds schools spent an afternoon gaining insight into the life and work of former Children’s Laureate Anne Fine, when she visited The Grammar School at Leeds.

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DEBUT: Author Luiza Sauma, a graduate of the University of Leeds, whose first novel Flesh and Bone and Water is out now.  Picture: Guilherme Heurich

Between two worlds

Luiza Sauma’s debut novel is set in London and her native Brazil exploring memory, love and loss. Yvette Huddleston reports.

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AUTHOR: Tom Palmer has penned a new book set in Halifax.

Leeds author launches new book

A children’s author from Leeds says he has the Yorkshire Evening Post to thank for his love of reading as he prepares to launch his new book.

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Harry and David Rich have released a new book.

Leed siblings release garden ‘bible’

Two Leeds Beckett University graduates, and stars of BBC One’s Garden Rescue, have published their own garden design ‘bible’.

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Review: New beer book takes a jaunt through history

FROM its origins in Roman times, through the regular historic skirmishes between England and Scotland and the mailcoach travel of the 18th and 19th centuries, to today’s high-speed concrete highway, the Great North Road has remained a vital artery connecting London to the faraway towns.

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Clare Fisher.

Debut novel from young Leeds writer who is one to watch

It’s quite something to have the manuscript of your debut novel immediately picked up by an agent and particularly impressive for it then to secure a deal with a major publishing house.

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Adams on her way to defeating Maryan Salazar at the First Direct Arena last weekend. (James Hardisty).

Nicola Adams pulls no punches in sharing her life story

Nicola Adams is a two-time Olympic champion and British sporting hero. Now the Leeds-born boxer has written about her remarkable life and rise to the top. Chris Bond talked to her.

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