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J.R.R. Tolkien: Father Christmas
The Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, will exhibit illustrated Christmas letters from J.R.R. Tolkien, masquerading as Father Christmas, to his children, the Guardian reported.
"Hot chocolate recipes based on fictional characters" were served up by Quirk Books.
"Youthquake" was named 2017 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and "Feminism" trumped "complicit" to be Merriam-Webster's word of the year.
Headline of the day (via the Telegraph): "Better late than never: Rome revokes the exile of the poet Ovid, 2,000 years after his death."
Russia Beyond the Headlines noted "10 literary masterpieces on which every Russian was raised."