Colorado District Pull 13 Reasons Why After Spate of Suicides

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A Colorado school district is speaking out against Jay Asher’s book 13 Reasons Why after a spate of suicides in the county. For a while the book was an indie classic, popular but not overly so but since Netflix adapted the book for a series it’s been launched into the public eye and criticised for its handling of a teen suicide.

While the book itself didn’t originally come under too much fire, and was in fact thought of as insightful and praised, the Netflix series has been accused of glorifying suicide and breaking guidelines on how suicides should be portrayed. Read More

Rare 500 Year Old Piece of William Caxton Print Discovered!

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From the 10th to the 30th May 2017 in the Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading, a piece of ancient writing has been displayed for the public to view.

The piece has a been on an interesting journey over the past 500-odd years, and only recently has been recognised as having great significance in the literary-history world.

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New Adaptation for ‘My Cousin Rachel’ Due for Release and the Trailer is Dark

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Fox Searchlight Pictures is due to release a brand new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel of the same name and its due for release in just a couple of weeks. My Cousin Rachel might not be as well known as Rebecca but it shouldn’t be overlooked, it offers the same Gothic foreboding du Maurier is well known for and the trailer looks amazing! Read More

New Adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express Coming

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Agatha Christie remains one of the best selling authors in the world, more than forty years after her death, and her thrilling mysteries have been adapted many times for screen and stage. In 1974 Murder on the Orient Express was adapted for movie, and this year it’s being remade by 20th Century Fox with release planned later this year.

The new screenplay is written by Michael Green and is based on the 1934 novel of the same name. Kenneth Branagh will be directed and it’s thought filming is well underway for the Hercule Poirot mystery. Read More

Harry Potter Prequel Stolen in Burglary!

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Reported by the BBC today, a handwritten prequel to the Harry Potter series has been stolen from its owner in Birmingham, UK.

The collectors piece, bought in a charity auction for £25,000 nearly a decade ago, was penned by J.K Rowling herself on A5 card. It was one of many collectors editions donated by famous writers for the auction which raised funds for English PEN, and Dyslexia Action.

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The New IT Teaser is here and it’s Terrifying!

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Back in late March we brought you the much anticipated first teaser for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT and it certainly gave a feel for how terrifying this movie is going to be. This week, the second teaser is released as the anticipation builds for the September release and we have that for you today!

Coulrophobes look away now, the new IT teaser is here and it’s absolutely terrifying! Read More

Turkish Police Confiscate Thousands of Books During a Raid of Belge Publishing

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It has been reported that the Turkish police have raided the prominent publishing house Belge Publishing in Istanbul and have confiscated over 2,000 books. Belge Publishing was established 40 years ago by the writer-journalist Ragip Zarakolu and his late wife Aysenur Zarakolu, who was a human rights activist known for publishing controversial and critical books. Read More

Book Adaptations Released in May 2017

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Film adaptations are filling the cinemas this year, from classics to modern fiction, there will be something for everyone. A host of stars are putting their names to these popular works of fiction to help bring them to the big screen, and we hope they do them justice!

There are four film adaptations coming up in May 2017, from a classic Daphne Du Maurier, to Nicola Yoon’s 2015 book Everything Everything. Check out the selection below.

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