Staying in: ideas for August

Staying in: ideas for August

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eBooks: Based on real individuals mentioned in ITV's The Great War: The People's story, download and read the stories of war heroes, lost heritage and brave suffragette Kate Parry Frye who turned her attentions to war work. Soldier Reg Evans' story is written by his daughter, and this personal touch to his biography is very moving.

  • The Great War: The People's Story eBooks are available at iTunes from Aug 7, £4.99 each. Click here for links to dowload the Kate Parry, Alan Lloyd and Reg Evans iBooks
  • The Great War: The People's Story airs on ITV from Aug 10 - here's a short clip:



A middle aged lady is set on the right path by a wiser, older woman, in this classic tale of love, life, luck and friendsip. Now available in special Blu-ray format.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café is available on Blu-ray from Amazon now (and of course, you can buy in normal format, too).


DVD: Yours favourite Meryl Streep brings Sophie's world to life in her Oscar-nominated performance, based on the bestselling book by William Styron. Available in special Blu-ray format this month.

Sophie's Choice is avaialble on Blu-ray at Amazon from Aug 4 (and as above, it's still available in normal DVD format as well).


And finally, Get Creative! Have you got the next big children's novel idea squirrelled away in your brain? A panel of judges including TV's Tess Daly are looking for six original childrens' story ideas. The six winners will receive £1,000 each and the overall winner will see their idea come to life in the hands of a well-known author!

All you need to do is outline your idea in no more than 750 words. Describe what happens in the story, who's in it, where it takes place and what type of audience it's intended for.

Visit for advice and information on how to enter. Competition closes Sep 2.