South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 1970s

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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Special Feature Library Picks #3, The Dark Is Rising

The Dark is Rising is a 1973 novel by Susan Cooper and is the second book in the five sequence set of children’s novels.

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News: Watership Down Remake

It has recently been announced that the BBC and online streaming service Netflix are teaming up to remake the classic 1978 adaptation of Watership Down in an innovative new way which will bring the classic story to life for a new generation.

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Watership Down

In 1978 Watership Down was adapted into a critically acclaimed animated film featuring the voices of John Hurt and Richard Briers.

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Special Feature: Library Pick #1, Watership Down

 Watership Down is a 1978 novel by British writer Richard Adams.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 There have been numerous adaptations of Hitchhiker, including radio shows and plays. In 2005 the series was adapted into a film starring Martin Freeman.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (book one)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a 1979 novel by Douglas Adams. The first novelisation of the multimedia sensation that Hitchhiker became, this book introduces you to the intrepid journey throughout space of Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect.

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was an English novelist, comic radio dramatist and musician. He is perhaps best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which became a multimedia sensation.

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Anita and Me

In 2002, Anita and Me was adapted into a successful film. The screenplay was written by Meera Syal who also starred in the film.  

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Anita and Me

Anita and Me is a 1996 novel by Meera Syal. Described as a semi-autobiographical novel, it tells the story of Meena, a member of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington in Birmingham.

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