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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.

Mudbound

Mudbound

Author: Hillary Jordan Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2017

When Henry McAllan moves his city-bred wife, Laura, to a cotton farm in the Mississippi Delta in 1946, she finds herself in a place both foreign and frightening. Henry's love of rural life is not shared by Laura, who struggles to raise their two young children in an isolated shotgun shack under the eye of her hateful, racist father-in-law. When it rains, the waters rise up and swallow the bridge to town, stranding the family in a sea of mud. As the Second World War shudders to an end, two young men return from Europe to help work the farm. Jamie McAllan is everything his older brother Henry is not and is sensitive to Laura's plight, but also haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the farm, comes home from war with the shine of a hero, only to face far more dangerous battles against the ingrained bigotry of his own countrymen. These two unlikely friends become players in a tragedy on the grandest scale.

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries

Bridget Jones's Baby The Diaries

Author: Helen Fielding Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2017

This is the funniest book of the year. It is the new Bridget Jones novel. 8.45 P.M. Realise there have been so many times in my life when have fantasised about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time. 9.45 P.M. It's like they're two halves of the perfect man, who'll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it's all enacting itself in my stomach. In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones - global phenomenon and the world's favourite Singleton - is back with a bump.

The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM 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 radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful vision of the future gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's irony, wit and astute perception.

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in

My Cousin Rachel Film Tie in

Author: Daphne Du Maurier, Roger Michell Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/05/2017

Orphaned at an early age, Philip Ashley is raised by his benevolent cousin, Ambrose. Resolutely single, Ambrose delights in making Philip his heir, knowing he will treasure his beautiful Cornish estate. But Philip's world is shattered when Ambrose sets off on a trip to Florence. There he falls in love and marries - and then dies suddenly in suspicious circumstances. Before long, the new widow - Philip's cousin Rachel - arrives in England. Despite himself, Philip is drawn to this beautiful, mysterious woman. But could she have caused Ambrose's death?

Shepherds and Butchers

Shepherds and Butchers

Author: Chris Marnewick Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2017

THE GRIPPING NEW DRAMA AS SEEN ON NETFLIX. A passionate opponent of the death penalty, John discovers that young Leon worked on death row in the nation's most notorious prison, under traumatic conditions: befriending the inmates over the years while having to assist their eventual execution. As the court hearings progress, the case offers John the opportunity to put the entire system of legally sanctioned murder on trial. How can one man take such a dual role of friend and executioner, becoming both shepherd and butcher?

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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