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The Books Behind Film & TV The Books Behind Film & TV

It's a no-brainer really – so many brilliant books have inspired great (and some not so great, let's face it) TV and film productions so here are some of the books behind the latest film and TV favourites. Click here to get the latest and most up to date release dates for UK films.

This Month's Featured Books

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
A very special book indeed, magical in all its senses, which won the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for best book. Slow to get into and long, it is written in the style of the period in which...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Last Month's Featured Books

The Dinner by Herman Koch

Reader Reviewed The Dinner
Herman Koch
This is one of those books like The Slap and We Need to Talk About Kevin where no one is likeable and the outcome difficult to predict. Here...

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Mudbound
Hillary Jordan
Now a major motion picture starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund and Mary J. Blige. When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta...

The Month Before's Featured Books

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods
Neil Gaiman
Disturbing, gripping and profoundly strange, Gaiman's epic novel sees him on the road to the heart of America.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle
Dave Eggers
A dystopian view of our very near future, Eggers uses his novel to make some clear and prescient points about how we live now. This really is a Marmite book...

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower
Stephen King
Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Due in cinemas August 18, 2017.

Shepherds and Butchers by Chris Marnewick

Shepherds and Butchers
Chris Marnewick
South Africa, 1987. Apartheid. When Leon, a white 19-year-old prison guard working on death row commits an inexplicable act of violence, killing seven black men in a hail of bullets,...

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in by Daphne Du Maurier, Roger Michell

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in
Daphne Du Maurier, Roger Michell
This is du Maurier’s tenth novel and only the second where she had a male narrator. Philip Ashley is young and inexperienced in the ways of the world and this...

Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love by James Runcie

Reader Reviewed Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love
James Runcie
Charming, atmospheric, and compellingly crafted, The Grantchester Mysteries are the very epitome of cosy crime, with a quintessential English detective for a hero. No wonder, then, that this is the...

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of...

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries
Helen Fielding
Winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2017. Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget, with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh...

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The Books Behind the Film & TV

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According to book trade figures the relationship between the book, TV and film industries has never been stronger, with new, hungry players such as Netflix and Amazon Prime spurring on the number of dramatic rights deals being struck.

 

 

So, we thought it would be great idea to put all these books in one place so you can easily find and read the 'book behind the film' - which we, of course, think is always better.

 

Do come back every month and keep up on the books that are inspiring the small and large screens.

 

CLICK HERE to see our infographic showing how critics viewed the book vs the film for some classics going back 22 years!


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