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29 July 2014 Last updated at 05:03 ET

Goldfinch novel set for big screenDonna Tartt, the cover of The Goldfinch and Brett Ratner

Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.


Linda RonstadtRonstadt receives White House honour

Grammy winning singer Linda Ronstadt is awarded the National Medal of Arts - the highest arts honour in the US.

Womad UK 2014Sunshine sees Womad's record sellout

Wiltshire's annual Womad festival attracts a capacity crowd for the first time since relocating from Reading in 2007.

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I'm really inspired by my grandfather. But I definitely have a pressure to prove myself.

Gabriel Prokofiev on being the grandson of one of the 20th Century's most famous composers

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