South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

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Special Feature: Library Pick #1, Watership Down

 Watership Down is a 1978 novel by British writer Richard Adams.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #7 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S Lewis’ classic tale about a land with no Christmas may not seem like quintessential festive reading and yet every year, I find myself desperately wishing that I could step through the wardrobe in this wonderful world of winter…

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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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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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Cosy Christmas Reads #5 Miracle on 34th Street

This story written in 1947 by Valentine Davies has become traditional Christmas reading in my house over the festive season.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

 There have been numerous adaptations of Hitchhiker, including radio shows and plays. In 2005 the series was adapted into a film starring Martin Freeman.

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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was an English novelist, comic radio dramatist and musician. He is perhaps best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy which became a multimedia sensation.

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Cosy Christmas Reads #4 The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker was originally written in 1813 by E T A Hoffmann and has inspired artists, writers, composers for over 200 years. It is a captivating Christmas classic that is returned to again and again and it’s not difficult to see why…

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Cosy Christmas Reads #3 A Boy Called Christmas

This 2015 novel by Matt Haig tells the true story of Father Christmas. Fact. Such is the conviction with which this story is told.

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To Kill A Mockingbird

In 1962, To Kill A Mockingbird was adapted into an award winning film starring Gregory Peck which is said to have garnered the character of Atticus Finch a legion of new fans with Peck’s portrayal of his morality and inherent goodness.

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