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Volunteers Week: Unexpected Journeys

From 31th May, the Information Store is celebrating Volunteer Week. There are tons of opportunities for volunteers in Norfolk- you could learn a new skill to add to your CV, or put your existing skills to work in your community. Volunteering can also be a great way to see the world- check out our display… Continue reading Volunteers Week: Unexpected Journeys

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A Short History of Fantasy Fiction in 9 Books

Fantastical stories have drawn readers in since the very first written epics like Gilgamesh and The Odyssey – tales of gods, heroes, monsters and magic are some of the oldest works of literature we have. These days, with TV shows like Game of Thrones and the recent big-screen adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and… Continue reading A Short History of Fantasy Fiction in 9 Books

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Book and DVD review: 300

This week’s display features movies that are based on books, including fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels. Frank Miller’s 300 (BOOK ZONE 741.5973 MIL) tells the story of the battle of Thermopylae, a decisive defeat in the war between the combined Greek forces and the invading Persian conqueror Xerxes. The 2007 film (DVD LOBBY 791.43) adapted and directed by… Continue reading Book and DVD review: 300

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DVD Review: Battle Royale

Content warning: Battle Royale has violent and graphic content that can be distressing In 1999, ten years before The Hunger Games, a novel named Battle Royale was published in Japan. It was adapted to film in 2000 and quickly became one of the highest-grossing movies in Japanese history, despite (or perhaps due to) considerable controversy. The… Continue reading DVD Review: Battle Royale