We all know that terrific books make for great film and TV. Look out for these adaptations coming soon to the screen.
The novelisation of a 10-part BBC 2 series.
Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV is 28 years old and King of France. Still haunted by the memory of the Fronde, an opposition lead by the nobility against his father, Louis knows that he must tame the French aristocracy or risk being toppled by them. Louis conceives of the construction of Versailles - the greatest palace the world has ever seen - as a gilded prison designed to keep the nobles out of Paris and under his control. As his enemies circle, Louis XIV proves to be an extraordinary strategist, manipulative and Machiavellian. There is nothing he will not do to insure his sovereignty. Meanwhile, court becomes a battlefield of tactical liaisons and private passions.
Louis' queen, Theresa of Austria, must fight to keep her husband's attentions while he falls under the spell of his powerful mistress, the sister of the King of England. As tensions rise, Versailles proves to be more than a palace, it is a labyrinth of treason and hushed secrets, of political schemes and deadly conspiracies. It is a place of passion and death, love and vengeance.
By Sophia WhitfieldOn October 7, 2012
By Sophia WhitfieldOn October 28, 2013
Read an extract from The Social Diary, a gossipy and glamorous novel of 80s excess from the author of the real-life gossip column Guess Who Don't Sue. Want to know...On February 17, 2015
Chapter 1 - Ada by Kaz Cooke by Culture Street on ScribdOn November 9, 2017
Looking for a gift for your special mum. We have selected five books for five different types of mums - Literary Mums, Healthy Mums, Dangerous Mums, Ooh La La Mums...On May 9, 2017
Dan Brown’s book The Da Vinci Code has just been released for a Young Adult audience. The abridged version of his best-selling novel will be aimed at 13+ and its...On May 19, 2016