South West Reading Passport 2016: Book to the Future

Category Archives: Passport 2016

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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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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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale is a 1985 dystopian speculative novel by Margaret Atwood.

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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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