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Jane Austen and the prequel-sequel-parody ideas

This Christmas, BBC One will broadcast a television adaptation to the best-selling book “Death Comes to Pemberley“. The novel, a mash-up sequel to Jane Austen’s classic “Pride and Prejudice“, was released in 2011 and was penned by Oxford born crime author Phyllis Dorothy James, best known as P.D. James. In the wake of these recent news, we…

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Never been made into a movie: 5 novels which (luckily) stayed on paper

Not all novels work well on the big screen. Most notably, literary works with little or no exposure to the mainstream have attracted unexpected levels of popularity thanks to adaptations and movie versions.  Watching is such a different approach to stories than reading that one can barely compare the two experiences and probably it is…

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The thing about Frances Hodgson Burnett’s other works

To claim Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s most popular work as “The Secret Garden” is a given. And yes, other major titles from her are “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “A Little Princess“. But this week, ITV airs an adaptation from another novel by Hodgson Burnett: “The Making of a Marchioness“. Adapted as “The Making of a Lady“, the…