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Michael Grant and Charlie Higson: Cheltenham Literature Festival Review

Charlie Higson (L) and Michael Grant (R)

By Daphne Armstrong

Imagine a world filled with maggot-infested zombies, mutant powered children and ravenous creatures. Sounds a bit far fetched? Well, not for the infamous Michael Grant, author of the thrilling “Gone” series and Charlie Higson, creator of “The Enemy”, who gave a talk in the PAC as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 5th October. Discussing everything from violence in literature to tips for your own writing, it was an event not to be missed by fantasy-horror fans across the board!

Our Obsession with Vampires

Vampire

As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2013.

By Isabella Crane

Even if you aren’t completely Vampire-obsessed, if you’re a teenage girl I can pretty much guarantee you’ve read or watched at least one book/TV show somehow connected to the un-dead.

Anthony Horowitz: Icon of Children’s Literature

Antarctica - inspiration for 'Oblivion'

By Helen Spalding

As seen in Pegasus Pages (December 2012).

An iconic figure in children’s fiction, Anthony Horowitz was interviewed in the Sky Arts Tent as part of the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Shy at first, he became more confident and at ease on stage when his love for writing claimed him and he took the opportunity to share his thoughts and inspiration behind his books.

The author of the legendary Alex Rider series and the new Power of 5 series spoke passionately about his newest piece of work, Oblivion, the final book in this latest collection of novels. He described to the eager crowd his unique writing process, his experiences in writing, and some of the deeper messages behind his works.

‘Gone with the Wind’ – The Film Disappointed

gone with the wind

By Isabella Crane

As seen in Pegasus Pages (December 2012).

When I first picked up Gone With The Wind, I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting. But whatever it was, it definitely wasn’t that it would be a book that would make me sit up, locked in my room, until four o’clock in the morning because I physically couldn’t put it down. The belles, balls, and beauty of the South had me completely hooked, and when I finally finished the last page, several sleepless nights later, the book had affected me so profoundly that I was honestly surprised that the Earth was still revolving.

You can imagine my reaction, then, when I heard of the movie, filmed in 1939. Ten Academy Awards, earned more than any other film previously in history, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, the classic film of the 1930s, blah, blah, blah. It’s bound to be good, right?

Wrong.

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