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We love SciFi Soundtracks!

We love movie soundtracks at One Giant Read. Here are some of our favourites …

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

“On a deeper level, the psychology of life is explored and questions are asked about how different Dr Jekyll, the upstanding gentleman really is from Mr Hyde – who at least behaves in a manner which is true to his primitive nature. Just what does it mean to be human after all?”

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Montauk by Sir Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion’s ‘Montauk’ demonstrates the importance of remembering the lasting impact of small events on the bigger picture. Read by Professor Anthony Caleshu

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Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon, Star Wars & Absolute Pandemonium

In these extracts from his book Absolute Pandemonium (2015), hear Brian speak about his experiences on Flash Gordon and Star Wars in his uniquely recognisable way!

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‘Of Comfort No Man Speak’ by Simon Barraclough

Simon Barraclough is an English poet, writer and tutor. Here he reads ‘Of Comfort No Man Speak’ and talks about Science and his work.

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If We Had A Map

This month’s poetry pick is the third in a trilogy of poems kindly supplied to One Giant Read by Anthony Caleshu.

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Antarctic Enemies by Anthony Caleshu

This month, our poetry pick comes from Anthony Caleshu’s collection The Victor Poems.

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Fata Morgana by Anthony Caleshu

Anthony Caleshu reads his poem ‘Fata Morgana’ from The Victor Poems

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The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy

‘The Darkling Thrush’, featured here, contrasts the bleakness of an ever changing industrial landscape with the purity and innocence of nature

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Field Mouse’s Nest by John Clare

‘Field Mouse’s Nest’ by John Clare is a poem which explores the idyllic and what happens when this is disturbed.

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