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Text Author

An Angel at my Table
Janet Frame

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou

(First in series of six atuobiographies)

Its Not About The Bike
Lance Armstrong

Krystyna’s Story
Halina Ogonowska-Coates
No Mean Feat
Mark Inglis

Andre Agassi

Purple Heart
Andrew Fiu


The Rugmaker of Mazir-E-Sharif
Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman
Tooth and Nail
Mary Findlay


A Crime in the Neighbourhood
Suzanne Berne

A Gathering Light
Jennifer Donnelly

Baby No Eyes
Patricia Grace

Before I Die
Jenny Downham

Boys of Blood and Bone
David Metzenthen

Witi Ihimaera

Patricia Grace

Crime Story
Maurice Gee

Anne Provoost

Feral City
Rosie Scott

Fiela’s Child
Dalene Matthee

Maureen McCarthy

Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimanande Adiche

House of Strife
Maurice Shadbolt

Into the Wild
Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air
Jon Krakauer

Looking for Alaska
John Green

Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Malcolm and Juliet
Bernard Beckett

Paddy Clarke, Ha Ha Ha
Roddy Doyle

Purple Hibiscus
Chimanande Adiche

Right Where It Hurts
David Hill

Mandy Hagar

Smith’s Dream
C K Stead

Patricia McCormick

Sons for the Return Home
Albert Wendt

William Taylor

St.Agnes’s Stand
Thomas Eidson

The Bonesetter’s Daughter
Amy Tan

The Book of Fame
Lloyd Jones

The Catcher in the Rye
J D Salinger

The Crossing
Mandy Hagar

The Crucible
Arthur Miller

The Edge
Alan Gibbons

The God Boy
Ian Cross

The Help
Kathryn Stockett

The Kitchen God’s Wife
Amy Tan

The Scarecrow
Ronald Hugh Morrieson
The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd

Tin Soldiers
Ian Bones

To Kill A Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Patricia Grace

Nick McDonell

White Teeth
Zadie Smith


A View From the Bridge
Arthur Miller


Julius Caesar

Measure For Measure

The End of the Golden Weather
Bruce Mason

The Importance of Being Ernest
Oscar Wilde

The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare

Wednesday To Come

2.1 Short Texts


Fleur Adcock

Maya Angelou

James K Baxter

Carol Ann Duffy

Glenn Colquhoun

Lauris Edmond

Sia Figiel

Seamus Heaney

Langston Hughes

Ted Hughes

Karlo Mila

Wole Soyinka

Robert Sullivan

Hone Tuwhare

The War Poets
Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Thomas
Short Stories

Raymond Carver

Kate Chopin

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
F Scott Fitzgerald

Janet Frame

Patricia Grace

Witi Ihimaera

Katherine Mansfield

Owen Marshall

Arrangement in Black and White
Dorothy Parker

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A Beautiful Mind

A Few Good Men

All Quiet on the Western Front


An Angel at My Table

Angela’s Ashes


Bright Star

Children of Men

Citizen Kane

Dead Man Walking

Desert Flower

District 9

Donnie Darko


Eight Mile

Erin Brokovich

Everything is Illuminated

Full Metal Jacket

Good Will Hunting

Gran Torino


Hotel Rwanda

In the Name of the Father

Lars and the Real Girl

Life is Beautiful

Made in Dagenham

Malcolm X

Million Dollar Baby

Minority Report

Mississippi Burning

Motorcycle Diaries

Moulin Rouge

No 2

O Brother Where Art Thou?

Rebel Without a Cause


Richard III

Road to Perdition

Run Lola, Run

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List

Shakespeare in Love

Shawshank Redemption (R16)

Sione’s Wedding

Sleepy Hollow

Sometimes in April

The Bourne Identity

The Cider House Rules

The Constant Gardener

The Counterfeiters

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Deer Hunter

The Help

The Killing Fields

The Matrix

The Navigator

The Pianist

The Queen

The Social Network

Touching the Void


Winter’s Bone

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