Exciting new drama options for AQA GCSE English Literature


Nick Hern Books is proud and delighted that two of our published plays – Leave Taking by Winsome Pinnock and Princess & The Hustler by Chinonyerem Odimba – have been selected as modern-drama text options for AQA's GCSE English Literature.

These new texts will join the specification from September 2023, ahead of first assessment in 2025. You can see more about AQA's changes to their GCSE English Literature qualification on their website.

Read on for how to order your copies of the plays, as well as a round-up of some useful resources for anyone teaching or studying the play.


Texts and study guides

Your can order your copies of Leave Taking and Princess & The Hustler (in both paperback and ebook) direct from our website at a 20% discount by scrolling down to the bottom of this page. We offer free UK delivery on all orders over £40 – perfect if you're looking to order your class set.

Alternatively, both playscripts are available from all major book retailers, wholesalers and educational suppliers.

We're also excited to share that new study guides for Leave Taking and Princess & The Hustler are available to pre-order now, ahead of publication in September 2023. Written specifically for those studying the plays for GCSE English Literature, they feature a complete guide to the text – with expert, easy-to-follow breakdowns and analyses of key aspects of the play, including the characters, plot, structure, themes, setting, language and historical context – plus activities and advice to help you prepare for assessment. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to pre-order your copies now.


Additional teaching and study resources

In addition to our upcoming study guides, we've also rounded up some other useful resources – including podcasts, video interviews, audio recordings, articles, and more – for Leave Taking and Princess & The Hustler. They offer ideal support for anybody teaching or studying the play.

Visit our Resources page to access these, and keep checking back for more as they become available.

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Leave Taking
  • Paperback£10.99 £8.79
  • A4 Spiral-bound£16.99 £13.59
  • Ebook£10.99 £8.79
Princess & The Hustler
  • Paperback£10.99 £8.79
  • A4 Spiral-bound£16.99 £13.59
  • Ebook£10.99 £8.79