Childhood classic, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis has been hailed as the children’s book the nation's grown-ups most want to read again. The classic fantasy novel, which was first published in 1950, beat tough competition from another widely-held children’s favourite – Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The Railway Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Animal Farm all appeared in the top 10. Hope Bastine, psychologist for sleep technology brand, Simba , who commissioned the study, said: “Children’s classics like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe play a fantastic role in transporting us back to a magical part of our youth and could play more of a role in helping us to sleep than many of us realise. “Our research shows that 10.7 million of us in the UK believe tuning into nostalgic memories helps us to unwind. “Revisiting favourite books from our childhood not only reminds us of an early … [Read more...] about This is the childhood book that British adults most want to read again
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JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Released: June 6The only blockbuster that has any chance of taking a bite out of Avengers: Infinity War’s summer box office dominance – is this sequel to 2015’s uber-successful Jurassic World franchise refresh.At least the final trailer has shown that dinosaurs could rule the world again (after the disappointingly drab teaser) with the main protagonists from the first film – Chris Pratt’s dino trainer Owen Grady and Bryce Dallas Howard’s former operations manager/turned dinosaur activist Claire Dearing – headlining the sequel.After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar – where the dinosaurs have roamed freely on the island for three years – an impending volcanic eruption threatens their very existence.So Claire creates a dinosaur rescue organisation – with the aid of John Hammond’s former partner Benjamin Lockwood (LA Confidential’s James Cromwell) – to try … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: What’s new on screen?
0 Have your say TRISH TAKES FIVE: By Trish Burgess I’ve always been a supporter of Young Enterprise schemes. My son Rory was part of a team at Spalding Grammar School that sourced reusable sports bottles, printed with the school logo. Remembering the positive impact the process had on my son, I was keen to show my support for a group of business hopefuls from Lincoln Minster School. The budding entrepreneurs have produced a cookbook, A Little Taste of Lincolnshire. But there’s a twist. Rather than a collection of favourite Lincolnshire recipes, the book showcases the best cuisine from cafes, pubs and restaurants in the region. Joint MD Henry Morris got in touch to see if I could help to publicise the book so I offered to try out a couple of recipes.The book has just under 20 recipes from 12 eateries, the majority based in Lincoln itself. Beautifully photographed and with an eye-catching design, I was soon licking my lips over dishes such as Pimm’s … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: Cooking up some enterprising county recipes
0 Have your say TRISH TAKES FIVE: By award-winning blogger Trish Burgess One of the best presents I received last Christmas was a page-a-day calendar of extraordinary destinations and bizarre phenomena. Based on the bestselling book, Atlas Obscura, the calendar details 365 fascinating nuggets of information.During January I tried not to look ahead, so I wouldn’t spoil the daily surprise. But at the end of the month I whooped as Monday 29 featured somewhere I had actually visited: Northumberlandia. The Lady of the North is a reclining female figure constructed by Charles Jencks from the clay and soil from nearby Shotton Surface Mine.Naturally, I could no longer just wait for each day to change. I had to scroll through the whole calendar to find out how many other wacky places I’d already seen. I found another northern treat in March; the Poison Garden in Alnwick. The grounds here are glorious, with fantastic waterfall features. The poison garden, however, can only … [Read more...] about WEEKEND WEB: Hidden wonders of the world
Unique numeric book identifier International Standard Book Number Acronym ISBN Introduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970) Managing organisation International ISBN Agency No. of digits 13 (formerly 10) Check digit Weighted sum Example 978-3-16-148410-0 Website www.isbn-international.org The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of … [Read more...] about International Standard Book Number