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  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Aug 2017

  • A reader's guide to Midnight's Children

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    A reader's guide to Midnight's Children Creative commons image Icon Fronteiras do Pensamento under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Aug 2017
    As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel Midnight's Children.
  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    By Emma Sutton

    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work. Emma Sutton uses Woolf's story A Simple...
  • Brave New World re-imagined Creative commons image Icon By Abode of Chaos via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license

    Brave New World re-imagined

    By Dr Geoff Andrews

    80 years since the publication of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World, Geoff Andrews wonders how it...

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2012

  • Brave New World re-imagined

    Brave New World re-imagined Creative commons image Icon By Abode of Chaos via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Jan 2012
    80 years since the publication of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World, Geoff Andrews wonders how it might be re-imagined today in the...
  • A reader's guide to Bonfire Of The Vanities Creative commons image Icon Pro-Zak under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to Bonfire Of The Vanities

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    Telling the story of man whose life rapidly spirals out of control, Tom Wolfe’s debut novel is November’s...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    24 Jan 2011

  • A reader's guide to Bonfire Of The Vanities

    A reader's guide to Bonfire Of The Vanities Creative commons image Icon Pro-Zak under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 24 Jan 2011
    Telling the story of man whose life rapidly spirals out of control, Tom Wolfe’s debut novel is November’s Book of the Month.
  • A reader's guide to On The Road Creative commons image Icon ChicagoGeek under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to On The Road

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As the long journey of our Book Club finally reaches its end, how better to mark the passing than a road trip?

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Oct 2009

  • A reader's guide to On The Road

    A reader's guide to On The Road Creative commons image Icon ChicagoGeek under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2009
    As the long journey of our Book Club finally reaches its end, how better to mark the passing than a road trip?
  • A reader's guide to 'Home' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images

    A reader's guide to 'Home'

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    Three novels in 30 years is a sedate pace for an author, particularly in the face of widespread acclaim. Marilynne...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Oct 2009

  • A reader's guide to 'Home'

    A reader's guide to 'Home' Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Oct 2009
    Three novels in 30 years is a sedate pace for an author, particularly in the face of widespread acclaim. Marilynne Robinson and the award-winning Home, are...
  • A reader's guide to The Clothes On Their Backs Creative commons image Icon Brother Magneto under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to The Clothes On Their Backs

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    Loss, recovery and further loss amongst emigrees who fled to London to escape the attentions of Hitler's followers.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Sep 2009

  • A reader's guide to The Clothes On Their Backs

    A reader's guide to The Clothes On Their Backs Creative commons image Icon Brother Magneto under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Sep 2009
    Loss, recovery and further loss amongst emigrees who fled to London to escape the attentions of Hitler's followers.
  • A reader's guide to Sea Of Poppies Creative commons image Icon Clear Inner Vision under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to Sea Of Poppies

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    As emnity grows between Britain and China over the opium trade, the characters in Amitav Ghosh’s novel come...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2009

  • A reader's guide to Sea Of Poppies

    A reader's guide to Sea Of Poppies Creative commons image Icon Clear Inner Vision under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2009
    As emnity grows between Britain and China over the opium trade, the characters in Amitav Ghosh’s novel come together on a schooner...
  • A reader's guide to a Fraction Of A Whole Creative commons image Icon Rob Michalski under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to a Fraction Of A Whole

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    His father the most hated man in Australia; his uncle a national hero. Can readers make sense of Jasper's memories to...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jul 2009

  • A reader's guide to a Fraction Of A Whole

    A reader's guide to a Fraction Of A Whole Creative commons image Icon Rob Michalski under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2009
    His father the most hated man in Australia; his uncle a national hero. Can readers make sense of Jasper's memories to get to the truth?
  • A reader's guide to The White Tiger Creative commons image Icon Frank Peters under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    A reader's guide to The White Tiger

    By Dr Stephanie Forward

    Follow Balram Halwai as he attempts to escape poverty and enjoy the riches of the new India. Will he succeed? And...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Jun 2009

  • A reader's guide to The White Tiger

    A reader's guide to The White Tiger Creative commons image Icon Frank Peters under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2009
    Follow Balram Halwai as he attempts to escape poverty and enjoy the riches of the new India. Will he succeed? And what will it cost him?
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