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Great works of fiction have been allowing readers to travel through time for many years. The likes of Jane Austen,... Continue reading
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Reading Graeme Simsion's The Rosie Project sparked something in me that made the book an absolute delight. There is something... Continue reading
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By Amanda Keats I first encountered the work of Rowan Coleman through her short story Woman Walks Into a Bar,... Continue reading
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By Amanda Keats Going to a book launch is great fun when you know nobody. Heading to Rosie Blake's launch... Continue reading
I cannot wait to see that one either! Loved the book as you saw! Join in the discussion using #bookvsfilmclub on Twitter xx
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2014 has already brought us adaptations of 12 Years a Slave and The Railway Man, but it’s not all heartbreaking... Continue reading
I only just finished it a few weeks ago and I already want to read it again! Will you be seeing the film?
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Great list! I particularly like point three! Have just recently finished The Book Thief and cannot wait to see the film and discuss with the book vs film club! Some films may not hold a candle to their source text but sometimes it's enough that they send us to the source text! Happy reading (and viewing) Amanda (@filmvsbook)
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It's all getting a bit wordy this December with films not just based on novels but about authors too! Grab... Continue reading
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Do children still love reading? According to an advert I saw recently, they do – but only on a Kindle!... Continue reading
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I have read some brilliant books over the last few years but none have kept me gripped quite like Rosamund... Continue reading
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This month, there is a lot of truth in the adaptations and a fair amount of reality TV. Just don't... Continue reading
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Saffron is a woman on the verge of a meltdown. It has been eighteen months since her husband was murdered... Continue reading
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There’s something of an apocalyptic feel to the adaptations out this October, with the onset of World War 3, the... Continue reading
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Over the last few months I have been travelling off to the worlds of Jane Austen and Elizabeth Woodville. Has... Continue reading
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The Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation finally has its Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Queer... Continue reading
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The kids are back at school, the heatwave has passed and the summer blockbusters have all been and gone. As... Continue reading
Recommendations really do seem to hold so much weight don't they! x
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A lot of importance has been placed on the perfect cover. After all, it's the first thing we see when... Continue reading
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It’s officially summer. The kids are off school and in need of entertainment. It’s no great surprise then that the... Continue reading
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I know, I know. It’s like choosing which of your children you love more. Right? Or which of your small... Continue reading
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‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn’ ― Orson Welles Most... Continue reading
Thanks for your comments ladies! There are many books I get - shall we say - choked up at but the only one that had me sobbing so hard I had to stop reading (because I couldn't see the page) was the final Harry Potter book. Though I did read the whole thing in one sitting so maybe that's why I was so caught up in it...
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‘Laughter through tears is my favourite emotion’ Dolly Parton delivered that line after a rather emotional scene in Steel Magnolias,... Continue reading