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Of Mice and MenOur GCSE English students on Preaccess A and B are studying John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. We’ve done some research on supporting material for students and found a recording of Steinbeck on YouTube discussing Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath.

For anyone doing an assignment for GCSE BBC Bitesize – Of Mice and Men has some handy links with character information, plot summary, themes and videos.

In the LRC we also have copies of:

Wnat to know more about Steinbeck’s characters from  his novels? Take a look at the Library of Congress’s John Steinbeck Map of America on the American Treasures of the Library of Congress. The map by Molly Maguire has pictures of characters and numbers on the map to indicate which novel they appear in.

If you’re into apps there’s a free download from the National Theatre with interviews with the cast James Franco and Chris O’Dowd and a Revise Of Mice and Men app on Appcrawlr.

Last but not least there’s an interview with a volunteer archivist at the National Steinbeck Center on the Authors Road: John Steinbeck, Novelist and More

Fiction books close upOne of our Preaccess students has alerted us to the fact November is National Novel Writing Month. She’s taken on the challenge to try writing a novel. There’s a nifty website called National Novel Writing Month where you can sign up, track your novel’s progress and get feedback from fellow budding novelists.

If you’re a would-be novelist find some inspiration from our latest additions to our literature collection:

The twelve tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

The secret river by Kate Grenville

World Book Night choicesToday is World Book Night a celebration of books and reading. You’ll find people giving out books by World Book Night chosen authors around  the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States of America.

We’ve got some of the books on the World Book Night list that you can borrow from us:

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

The Island by Victoria Hislop

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Last Night Another Soldier by Andy McNab

The No1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Here are more of the books on the 2013 list.

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