A Group Of Artists Unveil A Mural Celebrating 250 Years Of Literary History

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The Graphic History Company and Machete UK today unveiled The Author Mural commissioned to celebrate nearly 250 years of literary history at Hachette UK’s landmark London building, Carmelite House, on the north bank of the Thames. The mural features the names of prominent authors published by Hachette UK from the foundation of the group’s oldest publishing house, John Murray, in 1768, to the present day, including Charles Darwin, Jane Austen, Bram Stoker, Vladimir Nabokov, Enid Blyton, Daphne du Maurier, Nelson Mandela, J. M. Barrie, Goscinny & Uderzo, JK Rowling and Malala Yousafzai. It also features Nobel and literary award winning authors and key moments in the history of the company, such as the notorious burning of Lord Byron’s scandalous memoirs in 1824. Continue reading »

Postal Chiefs Unveil the Official Stamps of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Postal Chiefs Unveil the Official Stamps of the London 2012 Olympic Games

As with all produced by Royal Mail, the Queen’s image also features on the stamps, in the corner. Two versions of the stamp books will go on sale, one containing the key dates in the countdown to the Games, the other with a quote from Lord Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Continue reading »