South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 2010s

Book to the Future Event Happening at Petroc and Barnstaple Libraries: Visiting Author, Jem Lester

The Library at Petroc will be hosting its first ever author visit next month in conjunction with Barnstaple library.

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Special Feature: Man Booker Prize winning The Sellout

The Sellout is a 2015 tragi-satire by Paul Beatty. The novel has earned its writer the accolade of becoming the first American to win the much coveted UK literary prize.

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Special Feature: Man Booker 2016 Winner Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty is an American writer. His recent win of the Man Booker Prize for his novel, The Sellout has afforded him the honour of being the first American writer to be awarded the prize.

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REVIEW: The Girl on the Train (film adaptation)

One of the most hotly anticipated cinematic releases of the year, this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel (which is still enjoying its reign atop the paperback and eBook charts in multiple editions) was set to continue the marketable success of ‘the thriller that shocked the world’ – and I’m not entirely sure it succeeded. One […]

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Look We are Coming to Dover!

Look We are Coming to Dover! is the 2007 poetry collection debut of Daljit Nagra. The collection explores the idealism and reality of multicultural Britain.

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Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra is a British poet. His work references Indians born in the UK and often uses language similar to English spoken by Indians whose first language is Punjabi.

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Love, Nina on the BBC

In 2016, the memoir of Nina Stibbe was brought to life (for a second time) by the BBC’s miniseries adaptation starring Faye Marsay and Helen Bonham Carter.

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Love, Nina

Love, Nina is a 2014 book by Nina Stibbe. Documenting her time as a live-in Nanny for Mary-Kay WIlmers and her two sons, the book is an epistolary autobiography

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Nina Stibbe

South West based Nina Stibbe is a British author. She left her hometown of Leicestershire as a young woman and became a live in Nanny for Editor of the London Review of Books Mary-Kay Wilmers.

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Trailer: The Girl on the Train

Following the global commercial success of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 novel The Girl on the Train, the book has been adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt as Rachel and Rebecca Ferguson as Anna.  

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