Tag Archives: film adaptations of books

BOOK TO SCREEN: Pride and Prejudice (2005)

2005, directed by Joe Wright For most fans, Pride and Prejudice is their favourite book by Jane Austen (mine is Persuasion); it’s probably the best-known of her novels, and has been well-served with numerous screen (mostly television) adaptations. The BBC version of 1995, with Jennifer … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes (film, 2009)

Directed by: Guy Ritchie I really like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short stories and novels about Sherlock Holmes – more famous than his creator – and wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to watch Guy Ritchie’s 2009 film version which takes … Continue reading

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LIST: Lacuna (not the Barbara Kingsolver book)

Apologies for the long gap in my posting – I’ve been overseas on and off since September and not feeling much inclined to review books (though I read quite a few last month, though hardly any so far in November). … Continue reading

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Atonement – Ian McEwan

(Vintage 2002) I came to this book after having seen the film adaptation with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, and am rather glad I did so. It’s actually a very faithful adaptation, except for a few minor details, and except … Continue reading

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