South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Author Archives: Alex Cluness

Competition: scifi reviews in 140 characters or less

Here at Reading Passport HQ, we’ve always been firm believers that reading is a passport to new places and different lives and this year, we’re excited to announce that we have been given the opportunity to read further than ever before… all the way to outer space to be precise…

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Diary of a Young Girl

Published in 1947 by her father Otto Frank in homage to her wish to publish a record of her experiences throughout the Nazi rule, Anne Frank’s diary is one of the most widely read and recognised books in the world.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany. The second daughter of Otto and Edith Frank, she grew up against the Nazi party coming to power and the fraught life for people of Jewish faith in Germany

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Reading Passport 2016 Launched!

Librarians across the South West have now chosen their theme for the new Reading Passport challenge and this year we’ll be time-travelling through a selection of the most iconic authors of the past 100 years

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A Short Film About Reading Passport

The story of Reading Passport, a major annual collaborative project between South Western Regional Library Service, Literature Works and Read South West. 

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Speak Gigantular

Here at Reading Passport, we were lucky enough to receive an early review copy of Irenosen Okojie’s brand new short story collection, Speak Gigantular

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REVIEW Butterfly Fish by Irenosen Okojie

When this book landed on my desk for review, I could not wait to delve into the story. The premise was one that hugely appealed to me

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Coconut Unlimited

Coconut Unlimited is the 2010 debut novel of Nikesh Shukla. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award in the same year.

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An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk According to One Who Saw It

Great Auk is a 2015 collection of short stories by Jessie Greengrass. The collection features twelve stories which sprawl the centuries and the world.

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The Famished Road

The Famished Road is a 1991 novel by Ben Okri which won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. This novel is the first in trilogy about a young ‘spirit child’ named Azaro.

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