Johnny Depp lost his bid to film The Carbon Diaries books by London teacher Saci Lloyd when she picked the BBC instead - read the full story by Vanessa Thorpe in today's Observer. Lloyd introduced her heroine, Laura Brown, in The Carbon Diaries 2015, and the follow up, The Carbon Diaries 2017, is due out this month. It "takes Laura Brown into a frightening era where climate change is busily altering all the norms of modern existence. Laura, a teenager who plays in a band called the Dirty Angels, is the kind of feisty character that readers who are tiring of Potter's tame school scarf and round glasses will welcome" (Thorpe). 2015 is in the Library already and 2017 is on order.