South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Author Archives: Literature Works

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

In 2001 following the riotous success of the novels, the first film in the big screen adaptations of the novels was released. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as the three protagonists and featuring a glittering host of British greats from stage and screen, the film sparked its own global phenomenon and brought […]

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Special Feature: Library Picks #5, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a 1997 novel by JK Rowling.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #12, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The story of the green Grinch who lives on his mountain has become a classic for the festive season.

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Merry Christmas Lovely Libraries

Here at Reading Passport, we want to send a festive salute to all the lovely libraries who’ve been getting involved in Book to the Future this year.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #11 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

The Queen of crime (Agatha Christie)’s murder mysteries have become staples of Christmas Day viewing and this little tale has been the inspiration for another classic.

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A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey is described as possibly the most performed by a post war female playwright. It has enjoyed many adaptations, like the successful 2014 National Theatre production starring Lesley Sharp.

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Special Feature: Library Picks #4, A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey is a 1958 play written by Shelagh Delaney. Delaney was an Irish playwright and screenwriter who became known for being a part of the ‘kitchen sink realism’ literary movement.

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BBC One Releases its Trailer for The Witness for the Prosecution

Last Christmas we were all delighted and disturbed in equal measure by the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and this year, fans of a good murder mystery under the mistletoe will not be disappointed. 

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Cosy Christmas Read #10: The Gift

This charming fable-like festive story is something of a Christmas Carol for the modern day.

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The Dark is Rising

In 2007, The Dark is Rising, the second novel in the sequence of books of the same name was adapted into a film starring Alexander Ludwig, Ian McShane and Christopher Eccleston.

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