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Orson Welles born 1915. Welles first found fame in 1938 as the director and narrator of a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds which, performed in the style of a news broadcast, causing widespread panic. Read The War of the Worlds
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This month's 'featured books'
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When We Were Friends Tina Seskis
May 2015 Book of the Month. We meet six female friends in the present day and learn a bit about their history together. There is the high…
Funny Girl Nick Hornby
May 2015 Book of the Month. I would like to say ‘classic’ Hornby but the thing I most like about his writing is that the stories are all…