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Kindle E-reader Questions

Welcome to The AnswerBank's Kindle Question Round-up. Here we've pulled together a selection of the most common questions and queries about the Kindle (and other E-readers!). "I'm Not Convinced a Kindle or E-reader is For Me": A discussion on the utility and usability of the Kindle. Some are unsure as to why they ...09:45 Tue 13th Dec 2011

Harper Collins

Harper Collins is one of the world’s foremost English-language publishers. Collins' Armada Books imprint published series such as the Three Investigators, alongside such British stalwarts as Biggles, Billy Bunter and Paddington Bear, and such well-loved authors as Enid Blyton, JRR Tolkien and Agatha Christie. They ar...14:38 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince WidgetsHarry Potter And The Half Blood Prince is a fantasy, action adventure. This is the sixth film in the series based on the book of the same name by J.K. Rowling. This film was directed by David Yates who also did the previous Order of the Phoenix. This film had a much better reception than the previ...15:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix WidgetsHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a magical, fantasy adventure film. This is the fifth is the Harry Potter series, based on the book of the same name by J.K. Rowling. It is a continuation of Harry’s story and the ensemble cast has a few extras including Imelda Staunton, George Harris ...15:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most iconic figures in the literary world. He was the creation of Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is as popular today as ever. There have been many films, series and remakes of the original stories and this new addition to the family by Guy Ritchie does not fail to...15:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Alice In Wonderland (2010)

Alice In Wonderland is one of the world’s best loved stories. Originally published in 1865 by Lewis Carroll the story along with the sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass, are a brilliant way to introduce children to strange ideas and new concepts that do not necessarily fit in with our world.In this newest version...15:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Twilight Saga Widgets The Twilight Saga is a thrilling romantic horror story. The films are based on the series of four vampire-based fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer. Since the release of the first novel, Twilight, in 2005, the books have gained immense popularity and commercial success aroun...13:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Green Zone Widgets Green Zone is an action thriller about the second Gulf War. The film is credited as having been inspired by book Imperial Life in the Emerald City by journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran, which documented life in the Green Zone, Baghdad. The director Paul Greengrass also worked with Matt Damon on the ...13:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Nanny McPhee Widgets Nanny McPhee is one of the best loved children’s characters in recent years. There are two films both with the brilliant Emma Thompson in the starring role. Supporting Emma are some well known actors such as Colin Firth, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Angela Lansbury, Imelda Staunton and Ralph Fiennes.Both...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Band Of Brothers Widgets Band Of Brothers is one of the most compelling war stories of all time. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the World War II film Saving Private Ryan (1998). The series is based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Step...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

Harry Potter WidgetsHarry Potter is now one of the most well known characters in literary history. The series of seven books by JK Rowling have consistently set fastest selling records and have now also been turned into films. Harry Potter is ably played by Daniel Radcliffe and is supported by Ron (Rupert Grint) and ...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

True Blood WidgetsTrue Blood is one of the best television series currently running in the US. Based loosely on the Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood has been adapted for TV by Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). It is set in a world where vampires are gradually becoming more and m...12:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Road Widgets The Road is one of the most thought provoking films of recent years. Based on the bestselling book by Cormac McCarthy the story follows a man and his son on their journey through a post apocalyptic America. The lead roles are played by Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee with support from Robert...12:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009) WidgetsThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is a crime thriller with a twist. the film is based on an award-winning crime novel by the late Swedish author and journalist Stieg Larsson, the first in his "Millennium Trilogy”. The film stars Michael Nyqvist as Mikael Blomkvist and Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salan...11:37 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Last Station WidgetsThe Last Station is a terrific period drama. An extraordinary narrative beautifully adapted by the director Michael Hoffman is one of the crowning achievements of his career. The Last Station is the story of the last year of life of Leo Tolstoy the renowned Russian author.If you've read War and Pe...11:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Gruffalo WidgetsThe Gruffalo is a favourite children’s tale. This short dramatisation is based on the best-selling children's book of the same name by Julia Donaldson and features a voice cast including James Corden, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Wilkinson, John Hurt, and Rob Brydon, with Helena Bonham Carter narrating ...11:07 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King WidgetsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the third film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Based on the original book by JRR Tolkien the film is an epic of massive proportions. The film was directed by the renowned Peter Jackson and is one of the biggest box office hits of all time.As the f...09:06 Wed 30th Jun 2010

The Time Traveller’s Wife WidgetsThe Time Traveller’s Wife is a dramatic fantasy film. The film is based on the book of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger and directed by Robert Schwentke who is best known for Flightplan.  The film stars Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble and Rachel McAdams as his love interest Claire Abshire.Vi...16:34 Mon 28th Jun 2010

An Education WidgetsAn Education is a wonderful coming of age drama. Set in the heady atmosphere of 1960’s is based on an autobiographical memoir of the same title written by the British journalist Lynn Barber. With screenplay written by Nick Hornby and a stellar cast including Emma Thompson, Peter Sarsgaard and Ca...16:04 Mon 28th Jun 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox WidgetsFantastic Mr. Fox is one of the best children’s films of recent years. It is the first animated film directed by Wes Anderson. The ensemble voice cast is stellar including George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray who give heart to their roles and the film. The film is bas...14:34 Mon 28th Jun 2010

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