Shona Langford

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John Irving, author of The Cider House Rules: 'My novels are horror stories'

In John Irving’s 2001 novel The Fourth Hand, a journalist strays too close to a lion’s cage and has his hand bitten off. Lions loom large and savage again in the author’s latest work, Avenue of Mysteries, and there is something distinctly leonine about the 73-year-old as he walks into the boardroom …

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Here Is What's Going On With All Your Favorite Fast Food Chains

The fast-food business may never have been in more flux than it is now. Higher food costs and increased competition are hitting the whole industry, …

Prince William Is One Step Closer to Becoming an Air Ambulance Pilot

Prince William will soon be back in the pilot seat to continue his dream of saving lives.<p>The 32-year-old prince has passed all his exams needed to …

Azerbaijani organisers of European Games in Baku to pay athletes’ bill

• Baku organisers to cover competitors’ accommodation and travel<br>• Human rights activists insist event aims to whitewash violations<p>The Azerbaijani organisers of the first European Games in Baku, under fire from campaigners over claims they are using the event to gloss over human rights violations, …