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A reader's guide to English Passengers

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Aug 2007
Smuggling and a search for the Garden of Eden in Tasmania come together in Matthew Kneale's novel.

A reader's guide to Holes

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jul 2007
Louis Sachar's Holes creates a strange correctional facility on the shores of the largest lake in Texas.

A reader's guide to This Thing Of Darkness

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jun 2007
Darwin and FitzRoy all at sea - their voyage is fictionalised in Harry Thompson's This Thing Of Darkness.

A reader's guide to The Inheritance of Loss

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 May 2007
A tale of "comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness" ranging from New York to Nepal.

A reader's guide to Never Let Me Go

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Apr 2007
Let us be your guide to the story of strange events in the English countryside, as we introduce Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel.

A reader's guide to Music And Silence

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2007
An imaginative tale of 17th Century Europe inspired by the real-life fairy tale spectacle of Frederiksborg.

A reader's guide to The Line Of Beauty

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Feb 2007
Set against a 1980s backdrop, a young man climbs the social ladder and becomes intimate with the powerful.

A reader's guide to Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Jan 2007
Get under the realistic-looking skin of the book which inspired Blade Runner.

A reader's guide to On Beauty

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Nov 2006
Zadie Smith attempts a tribute to EM Forster - but can she add her own voice to the mix?

A reader's guide to Howards End

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Oct 2006
As tensions between Germany and England come to a head,  two families struggle to connect.