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Just Henry

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MAGORIAN, Michelle
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This is not only an adventure romp that has the qualities of larger-than-life films and Dickens, but it also gives a good insight into post-war life in Britain (it is set in 1949). Above all, it is a wonderful book about the love of film and cinemas. Eventually it also shows what good can become of us (with a little help from a few friends).


  • WINNER Costa Book Award 2008


  • BOYNE, John: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (David Fickling 2006; son of Nazi officer befriends Jewish boy)
  • ZUSAK, Markus: The Book Thief (Picador 2006; Death tells the story of Liesel during WWII)
  • Goodnight, Mr Tom (1998) Film version of Magorianís book
  • Just Henry (2011) Film version of Magorianís book
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1998) A filmmaker recalls his childhood
  • Stardust Memories (1980) A filmmaker recalls his life
  • HOWARD, Elizabeth Jane: The Cazalet Chronicles (Macmillan 1990ff.)
  • McEWAN, Ian: Atonement (Jonathan Cape 2001)
  • TAYLOR, Billy: Based on the Movie (Atria 2008)