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Source: The Guradian

British writers scoring highly in huge US poll to find ‘Great American Read’

Tuesday 22:48 GMT

From Jane Eyre to Pride and Prejudice, a clutch of very British books have emerged as frontrunners for the title of the US’s best-loved novel, as a public poll that has seen millions cast their votes draws to a close.

These include Harper Lee’s seminal novel of racism in the American south, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Margaret Mitchell’s sweeping historical romance, Gone With the Wind, set against the backdrop of the American civil war.

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Source: Global News

New-look Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104 to open highly anticipated season

Friday 04:15 GMT

The focus on versatility paid off for the Raptors new coach Nick Nurse as the team beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 in their home opener at Scotiabank Arena.

The Raptors succeeded in their shot at redemption, defeating the LeBron James-less — who took his talents to the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason — Cavaliers, who swept Toronto out of the playoffs the past two seasons. Nurse, who spent five years as a Raptors assistant before taking over for the fired Dwane Casey as head coach in June, is aware of the shift in dynamic that can come when making the transition from assistant to head coach.


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