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News stories from the book world in December 2010

December 2010

English: the global language

20 December 2010

A wonderful free exhibition at the British Library, Evolving English, makes the point: 'the roots of old English, slang dictionaries, advertisements and newspapers from around the world are brought together to present a fascinating picture of the evolution of English'.  Read more

Libraries facing major cuts

6 December 2010

Libraries are under threat as governments carry out major cuts to public services in both the US and the UK.   Read more