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You'd think a new novel from Hugh Laurie James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor, comedian and writer, and musician. He is known professionally as Hugh Laurie. Early life and education
Laurie was born in Oxford.
- limping, bike-riding, award-winning star of House - was at least worth a few Twiglets and some warm white wine. The Paper Soldier is listed for pre-order on American Amazon for $26.85 (£13.25), and even better value on UK Amazon, reduced to £8.57. Both gave yesterday as the publication date. A reader contacted the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 Galleycat site, baffled by the silence of the UK and US media over such an event. Galleycat investigated. Laurie's agent, Anthony Goff of David Higham Associates, reveals: "Not only is Hugh Laurie's new novel not coming out in the UK this week, Hugh hasn't even started it yet." Amazon says there's no date yet for the paperback, which isn't surprising.

No cracks about Macca and the unique skills of conservators in arresting the effects of time and decay, please. In fact the biennial Conservation Awards, presented last night, wouldn't have survived without Sir Paul McCartney Noun 1. Paul McCartney - English rock star and bass guitarist and songwriter who with John Lennon wrote most of the music for the Beatles (born in 1942)
McCartney, Sir James Paul McCartney
volunteering to sponsor them. The top £15,000 prizes went to Durham University library for a project sharing its paper conservation skills across the north-east and to Tuula Pardoe, of the Scottish Conservation Studio, and Sue Payne, a curator at Perth Museum, for the near-miraculous restoration of a fabulous survivor from the wardrobe of a Jacobean dandy, a 400-year-old cream slashed-silk doublet dou·blet
n.
A pairing of two lenses to optically correct a chromatic and spherical aberration.
. It was given to the museum in such a state that it couldn't be lifted from its box without a shower of silk fragments, but after 300 hours of invisible stitching by Ms Pardoe, it is now a star exhibit. The prize was presented by historian and television presenter Dan Cruickshank, who might have looked rather fetching in the jacket himself.

Remus, the oldest Suffolk punch horse in the world, was laid to rest yesterday in a field at the Museum of East Anglian Life The Museum of East Anglian Life is a Museum located in Stowmarket Suffolk, it specialises in presenting the agricultural history of East Anglia through a mixture of exhibits and living history demonstrations. It has recently taken to abbreviating itself as 'MEAL'. , which will now be known as Remus's Paddock paddock

a fenced field or enclosure.


joining paddock
used for mating.
. "He was a phenomenon," said estate manager Angus MacFadzean, who left his native Scotland to work at the museum ("two words: wind; cold"). "He came right through the cold of last winter, but then his feet got so sore he couldn't even lift them for the farrier farrier

a person skilled in the techniques of making, fitting and remodeling horseshoes, including hot and cold fitting, orthopedic shoeing.
, and we knew his time had come." His ashes were buried in his field, but cremating a Suffolk punch is a serious undertaking. "Cost a small fortune - we wouldn't do it for any other horse, but he was special," Mr MacFadzean said.

John Travolta and Princess Diana Noun 1. Princess Diana - English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)
Diana, Lady Diana Frances Spencer, Princess of Wales
dancing at a party in the White House in 1985 have beaten twinkle-toed couples including Dirty Dancing's Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, to be voted the most memorable screen dance of all time in a poll for UKTV Gold UKTV Gold, (previously known as UK Gold until March 8 2004), is a British television channel that shows mainly classic BBC entertainment programmes. It launched on November 1, 1992, currently available on Sky Digital, Virgin Media, and terrestrial subscription via Top Up TV. .

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