South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Cosy Christmas Reads #4 The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker was originally written in 1813 by E T A Hoffmann and has inspired artists, writers, composers for over 200 years. It is a captivating Christmas classic that is returned to again and again and it’s not difficult to see why…

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Cosy Christmas Reads #3 A Boy Called Christmas

This 2015 novel by Matt Haig tells the true story of Father Christmas. Fact. Such is the conviction with which this story is told.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

In 1962, To Kill A Mockingbird was adapted into an award winning film starring Gregory Peck which is said to have garnered the character of Atticus Finch a legion of new fans with Peck’s portrayal of his morality and inherent goodness.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1960 novel by Harper Lee. At first glance, it appears to be a coming-of-age story centred on Scout Finch who is growing up and realising that the hero figure of her father Atticus is much more complex than she might previously have realised.

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Harper Lee

Harper Lee was an American writer, famous for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies has been much adapted for the stage and screen, two prominent examples are the film adaptations.   The 1963 film adaptation starring James Aubrey was praised for the realism of its child actors’ performances.     The 1990 adaptation starring Balthazar Getty was praised for its successful rendering of the abandoned […]

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of Flies is a 1954 novel by William Golding about a group of British boys trapped on an uninhabited island, following a plane crash. Left alone, they begin to govern themselves to disastrous results.

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William Golding

South West based writer William Golding was born in Newquay, Cornwall. His is perhaps best known for The Lord of the Flies which is much celebrated in the literary canon.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #2 ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

“‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse…”

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Cosy Christmas Reads #1 A Christmas Carol

“Bah Humbug,” two words from Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 Christmas story from the Christmas Books, which are synonymous with someone lacking in Christmas spirit and yet, on this, the first day of December we turn to it once again as a Christmas favourite to help us find the Christmas spirit.

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