From Extract to Novel: KS4/5 Fiction

‘Books are a uniquely portable magic’.

Stephen King

The English Language GCSE Paper 1: Explorations in creative reading and writing introduces a range of prose fiction drawn from either the 20th or 21st century in extract form. So many are fantastic works of fiction (and personal favourites) that we think it’s a shame that the extract (so often the opening chapter) ends there.

Here – and displayed in the LRC as well as in relevant lessons – are all the novels and short stories from which you’ll find the extracts. There’s a brief synopsis of the story, information about the author and suggestions for further reading if you like what you see.