South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: 2010s

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is a 2015 psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins. Capturing the mundanity of a daily commute into the city for work, The Girl on the Train has achieved its monumental commercial success in part due to its relatable storyline and narrator.

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Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins is a British author. Formerly a financial journalist at The Times newspaper, she moved into writing fiction following the financial crisis of 2008.

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Capital on the BBC

In 2015, the BBC adapted John Lanchester’s novel Capital into a three hour long drama mini-series starring Toby Jones, Lesley Sharp and Gemma Jones.

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 Capital is a 2012 novel by John Lanchester. Set on the fictional street of Pepys Road in an unidentified suburb of London

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John Lanchester

John Lanchester is a British novelist and journalist. His journalism has appeared in such publications as The Observer, The Guardian and The London Review of Books – to which he is also a contributing editor.

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H is for Hawk

H is for Hawk is a 2014 memoir by Helen Macdonald. It became the first memoir to win the Samuel Johnson prize in 2014 and also won The Costa Award.

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H is for Hawk film rights acquired

In 2015 it was announced that the rights to H is for Hawk had been acquired for a film adaptation by Lena Headey.

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2010s: Changes Afoot

Social media, political changes and financial unrest have been cultural standpoints so far in the ‘Teenies’.

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