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Waterstones Announced Author and Book Of The Year: Today In Books

Waterstones Announced Author & Book Of The Year

The British book retailer Waterstones has named Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, author of the year for her book No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference. And Waterstones’ booksellers across the UK voted for their favorite book of the year leading to this year’s book of the year award to go to The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy.

Kittens In Bookstores!

If you’re struggling on this day of work because someone thought a Thursday holiday was a brilliant idea without a mandatory Friday off, here is a bookstore with kittens: Otis and Clementine’s Books And Coffee has a mama cat and her six kittens, who have been given free reign of the shop. Enjoy all the pictures and videos.

Messy Handwriting The Decoder

A 16th-century translation of Tacitus had remained anonymous until an academic identified the author, Queen Elizabeth I, by her “appalling handwriting.” John-Mark Philo: “Her late handwriting is usefully messy – there really is nothing like it – and the idiosyncratic flourishes serve as diagnostic tools.”