Katie Allen
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/ 8 April 2008

Bloomsbury confident of life after Potter

Bloomsbury assured the market last week that the magic has not deserted it in the post-Harry Potter era and it is banking on a strong line-up of books in the year ahead. Reporting 2007 results, the publisher said it not only benefited from big sales for the final boy-wizard instalment, but also from the success of Khaled Hosseini’s <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i> and other books.

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/ 10 July 2007

Mickey Mouse in Mandarin

A cheeky, speaking vegetable is just weeks away from bounding on to Chinese cinema screens. When <i>The Magic Gourd</i> opens at the end of this month, the Chinese-language film will mark a departure for Walt Disney and a step-change in its charm offensive in emerging markets.