Book chart: Top 10 screen adaptations

Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the film, Fifty Shades of Grey
Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in the film, Fifty Shades of Grey

With Fifty Shades of Grey hitting the big screen on Valentine’s Day we take a look at some of the books recently adapted for the big and small screen.

Fifty Shades Of Grey – E L James

The story of successful entrepreneur Christian Grey and his dark secrets.

The Casual Vacancy – J K Rowling

Pagford is a town in shock after the death of Barry Fairbrother.

The Spooks Apprentice –Joseph Delaney

Local author Joseph Delaney’s bestselling book finally makes it to the big screen.

Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

Currently being shown on the BBC, this Tudor series follows the story of Thomas Cromwell.

Poldark: Ross Poldark – Winston Graham

Ross Poldark returns from war to find his father dead, his estate derelict and the girl he loved engaged to his cousin.

Arthur And George – Julian Barnes

A sequence of events brings two men who live in different parts of the country together.

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Tris struggles to accept her new future.

Paper Towns – John Green

Margo Roth Spiegelman’s adventures are the thing of legend at her high school.

Cinderella

Disney produces a live action retelling of the famous fairytale.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

This BBC 1 adaptation follows the story of two 19th Century gentlemen as they rediscover a lost form of magic.

*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library.