Happy Birthdays!

In this series of blog posts, we will be celebrating the lives of some of our best-loved authors by checking out their wonderful works of literature.

♦19th-25th September♦

Stephen King

21st September 1947-

Find CarriePet Semetary, The Green Mile and IT in the BOOK ZONE 823.91 KIN

King’s 2007 novel Blaze is available in the BOOK ZONE 823.92 KIN. You will also find Black House, co-written by horror author Peter Straub.

Aspiring authors should check out On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft from the BOOK ZONE 808.042 KIN

Stanley Kubrick’s infamous adaptation of The Shining starring Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Shelley DuVall (Annie Hall) is available from the DVD LOBBY.


HG Wells

21st September 1866-13th August 1946

The 2005 film adaptation of The War of the Worlds, starring Tom Cruise (Jack Reacher) and Dakota Fanning (Coraline) is available to borrow from the BOOK ZONE 823.91 WEL

Wells’ original novel can be found at NORFOLK HOUSE 823.91 WEL, alongside The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau and The First Men in the Moon.

The Time Machine is available in the BOOK ZONE 823.91 WEL

F Scott Fitzgerald

24th September 1896-21st December 1940

Novels and short stories by F Scott Fitzgerald are available in the BOOK ZONE 823.91 FIT. Look out for The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and The Damned, The Last Tycoon, The Side of Paradise, Tender Is The Night and The Crack-Up.

Baz Luhrman’s 2013 movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonard DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Joel Edgerton (Midnight Special), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go) and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) is in the BOOK ZONE 823.91 FIT

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds) and Cate Blanchett (Lord of the Rings) and directed by David Fincher (Gone Girl) is in the DVD LOBBY.


Shel Silverstein

September 25th 1930- 10th May 1999

Poet Shel Silverstein’s picture book The Giving Tree is one of the world’s best-loved children’s books and has attracted considerable critical attention. You can watch animations based on some of Shel’s poetry here.

Check back every week to find out more about the famous novelists, poets, playwrights and illustrators you can find here in the Information Store.


Zupancic, Z (2009) hug o war by shel silverstein Available at: (Accessed: 16/09/2016)

Tattooed Martha (2013) Redrum cake with boozy cream cheese frosting Available at: (Accessed: 16/09/2016)


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