South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 1990s

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 #6 The Hogfather

Here at Reading Passport HQ we love Terry Pratchett’s work and in our endeavour to bring you our favourite festive reads, we think that The Hogfather, the 20th novel in the Discworld series is an absolute must read for Pratchett fans and those looking for a festive twist!

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Trainspotting

In 1996, Danny Boyle adapted Welsh’s novel into a film which became a global phenomenon. Starring Robert Carlyle, Johnny Lee Miller, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Kevin McKidd, the film is celebrated for its visual representation of Welsh’s punk imaginings.

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Trainspotting

Trainspotting is the 1993 fiction debut of Irvine Welsh. The book has enjoyed a controversial success among literary critics when compared to its global commercial success.

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Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh is a British writer, short story writer and playwright.

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Bridget Jones’ Diary

In 2001, Bridget Jones’ Diary was adapted into a film starring Renee Zellwegger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

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Bridget Jones’ Diary

Bridget Jones’ Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. Told in diary form, it documents a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something singleton from London who is unlucky in love and in life.

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Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is a British novelist, screenwriter and newspaper columnist. She is perhaps best known as the creator of the fictional ‘London singleton’ Bridget Jones.

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The Famished Road

The Famished Road is a 1991 novel by Ben Okri which won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. This novel is the first in trilogy about a young ‘spirit child’ named Azaro.

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