Have you read any Harry Potter books? What about 1984The Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia? Richard visits a magical place to find out about contemporary British literature.


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Have you read any books by British authors? Which ones?


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Steve 6 February, 2019 - 08:55

I read Chronicles of Narnia, Notes about Sherlock Holmes, Robin Hood, Odyssey of Captain Blood, Robinson Crusoe.

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Kunts 18 September, 2017 - 20:25

I read many interesting books by British autors, for example, "Cronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis, "Ivanhoe" by W. Scott, "Treasure island" and "Black arrow" by R. L. Stevenson, "Romeo and Juliete" by W. Shakespeare, "Robinson Crusoe" by D. Defoe, "A christmas carol" by C. Dickens, "The adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by M. Twain.
But, I think, "Harry Potter" by J. K. Rowling is the greatest book in the world!

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Laurelinde 24 February, 2016 - 14:24

Yes, I have. I've read so many books by British authors, that I'm afraid I won't be able to remind them all in one moment. "The Lord of the Rings", "The Silmarillion" by J. R. R. Tolkien, "The treasure island" by R. L. Stevenson and "Ivanhoe" by sir W. Scott had, perhaps, the greatest influence on my world-view and imagination. These books are just wonderful! I wish as much people as possible could get to know them.
As for me, now I really desire to read them once more in language of origin.

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Mirnda0125 12 February, 2016 - 06:11

Yes. I read Matilda, The BFG by Roald Dahl and all the famous five,secret seven,St.Clare's,Malory Towers books by Enid Blyton. Also I read The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lews and Journey to the river sea by Eva Ibbotson.

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AzulM 12 January, 2015 - 05:15

I enjoyed the video. I have read some books by British authors. I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien and entire series of Harry Potter. I have read all those books in spanish and now I am reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in English. Also, I hope to read some book by Charles Dickens soon.

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patchyplum 7 January, 2015 - 06:01

Iam in love with British literature pieces as great authors like Arthur conan doyle,agatha christie have beautifully used the english in a manner which is truly amazing.Thay are great !As for classic I really like Jane Eyre by bRONTE,aNNE OF GREEN GABLES(but i feel quite awkward and dizzy reading all anne's imagination)

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evix_x 2 January, 2015 - 21:22

I've love Harry Potter from first few pages :) But now my love are novels written by Aghata Cristie :) Miss Marple is so cute elder woman but her mind is sharp and she can figure out every crime. And the setting: English villages (mostly) I really recommend to everyone who likes decetive stories

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Silvermist 11 October, 2014 - 16:31

Yes, I love many works of British authors. There are so many great ones that it's too long for me to write it down here. But all same I must admit that I am a fan of all three series- Chronicles of Narnia, Harry potter and Lord of the rings. Also I love many works of the classical writers of Britain such as Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Bronte sisters and many others. Lately, I've been Reading Woman In White By Wilkie Collins and I heartily admit that it's a great classic novel. Reading such works, truly makes us very inspired.....................

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Natalija 19 September, 2014 - 20:46

I read a lot of books by British authors, I like British and American literature most. My favourite British authors are Shakespeare, Jane Austin, The Bronte Sisters, Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and George Orwell. Today I finished 1984. by George Orwell and I was really impressed, it's the best book I've ever read. I think everyone should read 1984. because it represents what might happen in the future if people let others rule them. It's a timeless classic. Animal farm by Orwell is great too.

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pelin04 26 August, 2014 - 14:36

I read ''Great Expectations'' by Charles Dickens , ''Robinson Crusoe'' by Daniel Defoe , ''The Call of Wolf'' by Jack London .

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Zuzanna 18 July, 2014 - 17:34

Yes, I very like British writer, althought Susan Collins and Casandra Clare is not a British autors. I read book's Rowling, Shakespeare and Dickens( I love him ,,a Tale of two cities").

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tiago2014 19 June, 2014 - 17:13

I've read some books of The Chronicles of Narnia and I loved it. Jane Austen is also a good British author.

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Toma English 4 June, 2014 - 19:48

yes ,, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens i think ,, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift ,, Alice In Wonderland I don't know even if it's a British one :D ,, and there's Around the world in 80 days which I haven't finished yet :)

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Cristal 18 April, 2014 - 10:22

First of all i very love harry potter. and this is a british great history. and this is fantasy :)
Thanks for this video. We love literature.

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dzeni 8 April, 2014 - 13:31

Yes! I read Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, then The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. I also read Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie when I was younger. Maybe I read anything else by them but I can`t remember at the moment. British authors are among the best in the world.

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