South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 1940s

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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Brideshead Revisited Film

Brideshead Revisited was adapted for the big screen in 2008. Starring Matthew Goode and Emma Thompson, this version has been praised for its sweepingly lavish cinematography and ability to capture the essence of the period.

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Brideshead Revisited Television Series

In 1981, ITV adapted Waugh’s classic novel into a hugely successful television series starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Andrews.

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Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited is a 1945 novel by Evelyn Waugh. Recollecting the memories of Charles Ryder, the protagonist, the novel commences in 1923 when Charles is befriended by Lord Sebastian Flyte and is taken to Brideshead castle, Sebastian’s family home where he meets his friends and family.

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Evelyn Waugh

Evelyn Waugh was a celebrated English novelist. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. He is recognised a one of the greatest prose writers of the 20th– century.

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The Witness for the Prosecution

As the winter nights draw in, here at Reading Passport HQ we can’t think of a better way to battle the chill than by curling up with a book by your favourite author from the Passport.

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1984

1984 was adapted for the big screen in… 1984. Starring John Hurt and Richard Burton, this adaptation brought Orwell’s dystopia to life and provides chilling comparison to today’s society:

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1984

1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell published in 1949.

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George Orwell

George Orwell was a British novelist and journalist who is celebrated for his dystopian fictions Animal Farm and 1984. Described as an anarchist in the 1920s, by the 1930s, Orwell began to consider himself a socialist.

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And Then There Were None

Ten strangers jump in boat… find out what happens when first there were ten and then there were none…

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