BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature

It looks like UK audiences are going to get a taste of something like The Great American Read.

The BBC is to host a year-long celebration with new programming across the BBC tv channels, radio stations and on their website. One of the new shows will be a “landmark” BBC2 series, The Novel That Shaped Our World, which will broadcast this fall.  Continue reading “BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature”

Problems of an Overworked Librarian #84

Patron: “But why didn’t you, the library, inform us about these new changes?”

Library Staff:

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Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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Format:  Paperback

Pages: 300 pages

Published: November 6, 1939

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

 

Synopsis:

“‘Ten . . .”
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U.N. Owen.”

‘Nine . . .’
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.

‘Eight . . .’
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . one by one they begin to die.

‘Seven . . .’
Who among them is the killer and will any of them survive?”

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Test Your Knowledge of Jane Austen

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How big of Jane Austen fan are you? Test your Austen knowledge and see where you rank!

The anniversary of Jane Austen’s death is quickly approaching and as a tribute, the New York Times and the BBC created two quizzes that tests your knowledge of Austen’s life and knowledge surrounding her works. Why not see if you are a “Janeite”? The BBC quiz was pretty easy but the NYT had some tougher questions.

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BBC Quiz: Are you a Jane Austen superfan?

Test Your Knowledge of Jane Austen’s Life — and Afterlife