South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 1960s

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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The Help

In 2011 The Help was adapted into an award winning film starring Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone in the leading roles. The performances given by Davis and Spencer were praised for providing authenticity to the experiences of maids in the South at the time of the novel.  

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The Help

The Help is the 2009 debut novel by Kathryn Stockett. Focussing on life in the Deep South of America in the 1960s, the book has been much discussed and celebrated for its depiction of the treatment of black maids (known as ‘the help’ in white households during the period.

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Kathryn Stockett

Kathryn Stockett is an American writer best known for her 2009 debut novel, The Help.

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New Book, John LeCarré: The Pigeon Tunnel

  South West based author John Le Carré is noted for his espionage and spy thrillers which have been documented as having roots in his background serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

In 1965, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold was adapted into a film starring Richard Burton.

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold is a 1963 Cold War spy novel by John Le Carrè.

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John Le Carrè

South West based writer John Le Carrè is one of the best-known spy thriller writers in the world.

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