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Artist Robert Bateman explores creative process, love of nature in new memoirs

At 85, Robert Bateman may seem like a creature of habit.

The acclaimed wildlife artist and naturalist still paints seven days a week, from 10 a.m. 888 more words

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Robert Bateman on nature, and the 'high priests' of high art

Robert Bateman has earned many awards — at least a dozen honorary doctorates, for example — but the wildlife artist describes one distinction with a particularly jovial smile. 994 more words

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How a 12 year old actress signed a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster

Quvenzhané Wallis is only 12 years old, but that doesn’t make her too young for a nice, fat book deal.

The Oscar nominee has signed a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster, who declined to disclose the financial terms. 221 more words

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Peggy Blair's latest mystery finds a new level of sophistication

Peggy Blair’s first novel, The Beggar’s Opera, signalled that something special might be brewing. Her second book, The Poisoned Pawn saw the Ottawa lawyer turned mystery maven take a real step forward. 648 more words

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