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Dame Diana Rigg, who has died at the age of 82, enjoyed a long and distinguished acting career on stage, in film and on television. She is probably best remembered as action girl Emma Peel from The Avengers, but the range of her work spanned everything from Shakespeare and James Bond to camp comedy. Praised portrayal Born Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg near Doncaster in 1938, she was brought up in India where her father worked...

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Jonkers Rare Books of Henley-on-Thames has come up with a selection of ten titles chosen to make perfect gifts for a loved one on Friday. As ever, Jonkers can present all books in gift boxes, and next day courier delivery is available on all orders received before 3pm. “Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears Today of past regrets and future Fears” Sangorski And Sutcliffe Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam...

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The 62nd edition of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association’s Summer Rare Book Fair – Firsts London takes place in London’s Battersea Park from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June. This year’s line-up includes: * More than 150 exhibitors from around the world. * Opening by actor, writer and bibliophile Stephen Fry, at noon on Friday – watch Stephen talk about his passion for rare books at Rare Books Los Angeles. * Shakespeare’s First Folio coming...

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Rare bookseller Peter Harrington has launched an exhibition and catalogue on the theme of World Literature, celebrating works which cross national and linguistic borders. The catalogue contains 197 rare books and items which highlight the historical importance of an internationally shared literary tradition, that is open to outside ideas, and connects disparate voices. “National literature is now a rather unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand, and everyone must strive to hasten...

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