South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 1980s

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a 1985 dystopian speculative novel by Margaret Atwood.

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian writer. She has written more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.

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Guards! Guards!

Guards! Guards! is a 1989 novel by Sir Terry Pratchett and is the 8th novel in the Discworld series.

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Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett was an English writer famed for creating a whole new society and world order with his Discworld novels a series which enjoys unprecedented success and is some 41 books in total.

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

In 1985, following the success of the novel, ITV adapted The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole for television.

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The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 and 3/4

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole is a 1982 novel by Sue Townsend.

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Sue Townsend

Sue Townsend was an English novelist, dramatist and journalist. She is perhaps best known for creating the character of Adrian Mole who featured in 8 of her novels.

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The Remains of the Day

In 1993 The Remains of the Day was adapted into a film starring Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. The adaptation received much praise and has become an enduring classic.    

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Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels are popular books for adaptation, in 2010 Never Let Me Go was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Carey Mulligan, Kiera Knightley and Andrew Garfield.  

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Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist, short story and screenplay writer.

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