South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: Features

BBC One Releases its Trailer for The Witness for the Prosecution

Last Christmas we were all delighted and disturbed in equal measure by the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and this year, fans of a good murder mystery under the mistletoe will not be disappointed. 

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Cosy Christmas Read #10: The Gift

This charming fable-like festive story is something of a Christmas Carol for the modern day.

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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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Cosy Christmas Read #9 Let It Snow

There is a penchant at present in both books and films to present interconnected stories wherein all characters cross paths know each other or are influenced by a common factor.

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Room At the Top

In 1959 Room At the Top was adapted into a popular film starring Laurence Harvey, Simone Signoret and Heather Sears.

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Special Feature: Library Picks#2, Room At the Top

Room at the Top is a 1957 novel by John Braine. Braine was an English novelist who became known as one of the Angry Young Men of British Literature. His novels often concerned marriage, relationships and infidelity which drew on experiences in his own life.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #8 Another Night Before Christmas

A pocket sized poem to perk up your pre-Christmas reading, Carol Ann Duffy’s 2010 reimagining of Clement C Moore’s classic ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is sure to delight children both young and old who have stayed up long into the night to discover a certain red-suited man…

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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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