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The New English Library is a United Kingdom book publishing company, which became an imprint of Hodder Headline. Publishing is the activity of putting information into the public arena. ... Hodder Headline is a British publishing company with a number of well-known imprints. ...

It has published genres such as fantasy, science fiction, mystery and suspense. They have published the works of Stephen King and Michael Moorcock. New English Library titles were particularly popular in the early 1970s. Hack writers were hired to work under names such as Richard Allen and Mick Norman to churn out tales of Hells Angels and skinheads. In the 2000s, New English Library books still have a large cult following, especially in the UK. Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... Suspense or tension is the feeling of uncertainty and interest about the outcome of certain actions an audience perceives in a dramatic work. ... For other persons named Stephen King, see Stephen King (disambiguation). ... Michael John Moorcock (born December 18, 1939) is a prolific English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels. ... A hack writer is a writer for hire, paid to express others thoughts or opinions in felicitous verbiage, often in the form of political pamphlets. ... James Moffat, who wrote under the pen name Richard Allen, produced a number of pulp novels for the UK publishing house New English Library during the 1970s. ... Hells Angels New York City The Hells Angels is a motorcycle club formed in 1948 in Fontana, California, where the local chapter remains active. ... Skinheads, named after their shaven heads, are members of a subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were closely tied to the Rude boy of the West Indies and the Mods of the UK. English Skinhead on cutdown circa 1991 Categories There are a number of different...

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UIUC English Library (410 words)
Backing up the English Library's collection and overseen by its staff are more than 700,000 volumes in the Main Library covering all areas of English and American literature, theatre history and performance, and cinema theory and history.
The English Library is a member of the Arts and Humanities Division of the Library.
English Library books circulate for 4 weeks (undergraduates and non-library staff) or 16 weeks (faculty and graduate students), bound periodicals for 1 day, and reserve items for 2 hours or overnight.
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