Emily Bront , in the British Library's Writers' Lives series, examines the writer's childhood, the poems that prefigure 'Wuthering Heights', and her sources and inspiration. Written by Robert Barnard, it costs pound;10.95 from: The British Library Publishing Office, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB. Tel: 020 7412 7704.
Young Writer contains children's prose and poetry, interviews with authors, articles about different forms of writing, ideas for writing activities, spelling tips and competitions. Published three times a year by Just Write, it costs pound;2.75 per issue. Also available on cassette. Subscriptions: Young Writer, Glebe House, Church Road, Weobley, Hereford HR4 8SD. Tel: 01544 318901.
Film adaptations from Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Roman Polanski, Baz Luhrmann and Kenneth Branagh are considered in Interpreting Shakespeare on Screen by Deborah Cartmell, principal lecturer in English at De Montfort University,Leicester. The films are examined in relation to the contemporary popular culture that influences them and to the play texts with a particular focus on representations of violence, gender, sexuality, race and nationality. pound;12.99 from Macmillan Distribution Limited, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 6XS. Tel: 01256 329242.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Can the Philosophy and Practices of Reading Recovery Offer to Initial Teacher Education?, a booklet produced by the Reading Recovery National Network with support from the Department for Education and Employment, costs pound;2.80 from: Dr Sue G Burroughs-Lange, RRNN, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL. Tel: 020 7580 1122.
'The Chaucer Man' (aka Trevor Eaton) reads extracts in the original Middle English from The Canterbury Tales and The General Prologue on a new CD from Pavilion Records. It commemorates the sixth century of Geoffrey Chaucer's death and is available from record shops and booksellers under catalogue number SHE 9643 or ISBN 1899 644 42 3.
Byron, William Shakespeare: Measure for Measure and Women's Gothic: from Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley are the most recent titles to be published in the Writers and their Work series. They cost pound;8.99, pound;7.99 and pound;9.99 respectively from: Northcote House Educational Publishers, Horndon House, Horndon, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9NQ. Tel: 01752 202301.