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Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:53
So, we had two competitions recently that have just ended. Win a whole load of Oxford World's Classics and win a Nintendo 3DS. We had similar amount of entries for both - many thousands, but nice to see... more entries to win the Classics! Literature V Video games smackdown! Literature wins!!
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:08
Poor Damian. You should have taken better care of yourself. You treated your body like a run-down shed until it actually came to resemble one. And that laughter of yours... so loud, so hearty, so worrisome. You loved comedy, didn't you Damian? From comedy shows to clown pranks, you would never miss the opportunity to have a good laugh, the buttons of your purple suit jacket one chuckle away from popping.
And so it was meant to be. Thanks to TBD's finest detective, Tomas Hoskovec, the coroner was able to conclude that Damian died of laughter. Jolly and loud, as always. RIP Damian Blade.
The coroner will soon send Tomas a collection of 50 crime capers as a thank you for solving this peculiar case. He would also like to highlight some of the scenarios other detectives offered for their creativity, humour and imagination.
Big thank you to all the detectives who participated!
It's the poisonous remote on the armchair
A naked woman on the TV!
Damian is a hummingbird
His heart rate went crazy because he saw his long time love got married with someone else on TV.
The Nurse did it.
Damien is a moth!
Wife nude on TV
An orangutan who escaped up the chimney.
I know exactly how it happened but I shall only speak to the proper authorities!
He saw the ghost of Ghengis Khan
I did it because I want to win the books!!!!
He won the lottery while watching TV and died of a heart attack. The lottery presenter did it on purpose to kill him as the two have hated each other since kindergarten.
Ate a mothball, thinking it was a mint
Damian snores with his mouth open and the moths took their revenge
I did it
Ok, I confess. He wouldn't hand over the remote.
The moths turned nasty.
I don't know, so horrible!
Batman killed him
The clown did it
Kate Reynolds stands behind Damien, stabbing him in the back with the dagger.
I still say it was the moths.
Thu, 03 May 2012 12:54
It's been a very difficult decision but congratulations to Milda from Sweden for her picture 'Joys of Life' who we have chosen as the winner of a great Nikon SLR. Many thanks to Frommers Travel Guides for sponsoring the prize and many, many thanks to all of you who sent us many, many great photos.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:16
We have a competition running at the moment to win a trip to India. It's one of our best ever. We thought it would be nice to highlight some Indian literature to compliment the competition but it's actually quite difficult to find contemporary Indian writers, in print, in translation and available. But we have put together a nice little list of classical Sanskrit epics alongside more recent Poetry and fiction.
Of course, it would be remiss of us not to mention the great Indian writing in English that include such well known names as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Rohinton Mistry, Vikram Chandra, Vikas Swarup, Anita Desai, Kiran Desai, Jhumpa Lahiri, Aravind Adiga and Gita Mehta.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:32
Before Christmas, to celebrate the Yukinobu Hoshino exhibition at the British Museum, we ran a competition to design a Manga super hero. We've had dozens of brilliant entries which you can see on our flickr page here. But, as in every super hero battle, there has to be a winner and our judges (two of the British Museum's Japan curators and comics aficionado Paul Gravett) have come to their decision.
Mr Noh by Agosto is the winner of all our Manga and British Museum goodies.
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