23 April marks the birth and death date of William Shakespeare. Whilst we here at Aura Libraries love Shakespeare from his sonnets to his plays, we also love the many different adaptations and reimagining’s that have been inspired by the bard.
We’ve put together a small list of titles to inspire our library members to rediscover Shakespeare: all of the below titles are available to borrow from your local Aura library.
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Wise Children by Angela Carter
Nutshell by Ian McEwan:
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Shylock is my Name by Howard Jacobson
The Dogs of War by Frederick Forsyth
World Book Night
This year is the 10th anniversary of World Book Night (23 April): an annual celebration of books and the magic of reading. Click here to find out how you can get involved in this year’s celebrations: whether it is taking part in a virtual quiz, taking a look at the 2021 booklist, downloading a free audiobook, or attending an extra special virtual event – there are lots of ways to enjoy World Book Night from the comfort of your home this year.