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Helen Dunmore
The Siege
The Great Reading Adventure is a collaborative effort and thanks are due to all those who have given their time and support.
The Soviet Union at War
Bristol at War
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Special thanks to Arts Council England, South West: Nick Capaldi, Chris Humphrey; Bristol City Council: Simon Cook, Cynthia Martin, Janet Randall; Bristol Evening Post and Press Ltd: Gerry Brooke, John England, Mike Lowe, Lucy Parkinson, Stan Szecowka; Bristol Record Office: Richard Burley; Business West: Andrew Kelly, Denise Warner; City Inn, Bristol: Yvonne Colgan; Egmont Books Ltd; Mail Marketing International Limited: Susie Green, John Hughes; The Mitchell Library, Glasgow: Louise Boyle, Pamela Tulloch; Penguin Books Ltd: Helen Fraser, Louisa Symington; Redcliffe Press: John Sansom; University of Bristol: Barry Taylor; Watershed Media Centre: Mark Cosgrove; and Helen Dunmore, Fiona Hamilton, Karin Littlewood, Sheila Page, Ann Peskett, Graeme Puckett and Claire Williamson.

Copyright holders of images used in the guide:
Penguin editions on pages 5 and 10 and image of Helen Dunmore on inside front cover: courtesy of Penguin Books Ltd. Artwork on pages 13, 14 and 16: courtesy of Karin Littlewood. Images from Leningrad album on pages 18, 25, 26, 33 and 52: courtesy of Mitchell Library, Glasgow. Cover of song sheet on page 35 from author’s collection. Photographs of Bristol on pages 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45 and 47: reproduced by courtesy of Bristol United Press (many of these photos were taken by Jim Facey whose collection is held at the Bristol Record Office).

Copyright holders of poems used in the guide:
Poems on pages 23 and 46: Bloodaxe Books; poems on pages 12, 17, 36 and 51: Helen Dunmore. Every effort has been made to trace copyright holders. If you are a copyright holder who has not been credited, please contact BCDP and your details will be added to future editions of this guide.

The Great Reading Adventure is organised by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Arts Council England, South West, Bristol City Council, Business West). It forms part of the Creative Bristol initiative, which aims to deliver as much of the programme contained in Bristol’s bid to be Capital of Culture as possible. Projects include a focus on Bristol creativity and the arts in 2005, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 2006 and a celebration of diversity in 2007.

For further information contact Andrew Kelly, Director, BCDP:

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