With “Room” now available to watch on DVD, we thought you might like another chance to read our book review! There are several copies available to borrow from the Information Store. Film adaptations can fail miserably if they leave out crucial plot points, and Room is a novel that’s all about small details. Room has… Continue reading Book Review: Room
We’ve talked about Sarah Waters’ historical novel Tipping the Velvet before, but since it was National Coming Out Day on 11th October, we thought we’d review the televised adaptation by the BBC, which is how many people will have first experienced this story. Find both in the BOOK ZONE at 823.91!
Today marks the end of Banned Books Week, but recommendations keep coming in! Please continue to take and share pictures of our display, near the entrance to the Information Store until Monday 5th October.
When do you think a book was last banned? In the 1930’s, books by Jews and Marxists were burned by the Nazis- you might remember similar scenes from The Book Thief. The Catholic church banned works by Gallileo and Charles Darwin, but in 1966 they abolished their list altogether. A lot has changed in the last 50 years, but… Continue reading Banned Books Week
Norwich’s status as a UNESCO City of Literature is something to be proud of! The Norfolk and Norwich Festival, which takes place in May each year, is the heart of our local literary scene, and in celebration of the city’s status Writers’ Centre Norwich are taking over the Playhouse for two weeks of author talks,… Continue reading Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015
International Women’s Day is celebrated as a national holiday across the world, from Cuba, China, Uganda and Afghanistan to Vietnam, Mongolia and Russia. The theme this year is Make It Happen, but the aim of IWD- to shine light on the injustices and inequalities that women face worldwide- is unchanged, sadly, since 1907. Margaret Atwood’s The… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
It is International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th of March and we are very excited about it, so we’re featuring a film about a woman who was far ahead of her time: Dangerous Beauty (1998, directed by Marshall Herskovitz). It is the true story of Veronica Franco, a courtesan who lived in Venice from 1546-1591. While… Continue reading DVD Review: Dangerous Beauty (1998)