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“An ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey” – Becoming by Michelle Obama

“An ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey” – Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama's autobiography came out this month and it’s already a global success. The book follows Michelle’s story from her childhood to the end of her husband’s presidency of the United States. What makes it peculiar, though, is the voice who takes the reader to the uncommon story of Mrs Obama: not just that of a First Lady, but that of a woman, too. In her own words, as written at the very end of the story, she feels like an “ordinary person who found herself on an extraordinary journey”. By means of this 400-pages, we can for a moment catch a glimpse of this journey. The book is divided into three parts: Becoming Me is about her childhood and the way she started shaping herself as a young woman; Becoming Us is dedicated to her love story with Barack Obama; Becoming More is
Game of Thrones prequel book is here, but does anyone want it?

Game of Thrones prequel book is here, but does anyone want it?

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Game of Thrones creator, George R.R. Martin has just released his new book, Fire & Blood and it’s not what you’d expect. Written in cooperation with Elio García and Linda Antonsson, it follows the reign of house Targaryen and takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. https://twitter.com/GRRMspeaking/status/1064884879480037381 The wait for the latest chapter of Martin’s saga, The Winter Winds, has been as long as only the winters in Westeros can be - and it doesn’t look like it'll end anytime soon. During Thursday's interview with Stephen Colbert, the award-winning author admitted that The Winter Winds remains his top priority, even though the original release was dated for 2015. It’s quite clear by now that we’re not going to get the book this year either. Wh
Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

Nudes and cigarettes can’t steal the scene with Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch in the new West End play “Ink”

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“In order to be a true journalist, you would ned to learn these basics: finding the angle, coming up with the best headline, and learning to smoke a pack per day.” These were the words of my high school Journalism teacher, Mr. L, who was probably only kidding in the classroom full of underage would-be journalists.   However, James Graham’s newest play “Ink” that retells the story of how the Sun came to be seems to uphold these same values as Mr. L. With Bertie Carvel’s captivating performance as Rupert Murdoch in his early career, “Ink” serves to humanise the media giant and throw questions to the audience on press ethics and purpose. As Murdoch gathers a staff of colourful journalists that are on the mission to revolutionise the press scene in the UK - as well as
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