Book Reviews for this months Doncaster Read will appear here. Want to add your own review? You can also download and complete the review template at the bottom of this page, and email it to the Literacy Team.
Every two months we invite you to read and review the Doncaster Read.
Following our launch of the Doncaster Read in May 2014 we have featured many different authors, genres and series of books to promote reading for pleasure. Our first Doncaster Read was Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. We have since featured authors to coincide with the publication of a new book or film adaptation of a book. At other times our display features a selection of books by different authors on the same theme. The Doncaster Read display provides a focus to try a book you may not normally pick from the shelves.
We hope you will enjoy our selection and start talking about books you have read through the ‘Doncaster Read'. We’d like to hear what you think about the books and authors we’ve chosen and let other readers know what you think about the book. To get involved you can loan or reserve the chosen ‘Doncaster Read' from your library and there may also be e-books available online.
Doncaster Read for March & April
Our Doncaster Read for March & April takes its theme from the recent film and television awards ceremonies of the BAFTAS and OCSARS. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its first ceremony in 1949 and is the UK’s leading charity supporting talent within the moving image industries.
It is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences based in Beverley Hills, which first awarded the iconic Oscar statuette, officially, the Academy Award of Merit, in 1929. The trophy ‘knight’ stands on a 5 spoked reel of film which indicates the branches of the Academy - actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.
BAFTA currently has a free public exhibition in London to “explore the craft of storytelling on screen” so why not explore screen craft by reading a story from behind the scenes!
Why not pick up an award-winning picture too?