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About the Author- George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 - 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). -Wikipedia Excerpt - CHAPTER I : A WAYFARER It was a bitterly cold night in the month of November, 1330. The rain was pouring heavily, w...

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Lizzy Bennet's Diary by Marcia Williams

Published 22 October 2013


Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, this is a glorious retelling of Jane Austen's most famous novel from the point of view of Lizzy Bennet, its feisty heroine.The story of Pride and Prejudice, told through Lizzy Bennet's secret diary. A beautifully detailed and completely fresh take on one of the best-loved stories in English literature. Readers will feel as though they've stepped into Austen's world: the book is packed with Lizzy's drawings, pressed flowers,...

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Wuthering Heights. by Emily Bronte

Published 1 October 1910


Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by Emily Bronte, written between October 1845 and June 1846[1] and published in July of the following year. It was not printed until December 1847, after the success of her sister Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre, under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. A posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte. The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors of the story. The narrative centres on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimatel...

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Giuseppe's Famous Pizza Pies by Meaghan Fisher

Published 19 July 2013


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Coco the Carrot by Steven Salerno

Published 15 March 2005


Tired of life in the refrigerator, Coco the Carrot sets off for Paris to become a famous hat designer.

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Ghosts Royal by Elaine Harris

Published 21 March 2016


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Stories from Scotland by Barbara Ker Wilson

Published 5 February 2009


Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. From the Highlands and islands, to the Border country, there are stories from all over Scotland in this wonderful collection. You'll find tales of Tam Lin the elfin knight, MacCodrum of the Seals and many more - all told with a thrilling sense of adventure and fun.

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Rome Antics by David Macaulay

Published 1 January 1997


A pigeon carrying an important message takes the reader on a unique tour which includes both ancient and modern parts of the city of Rome.

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Based on the Academy Award-winning film, The Red Balloon is the moving story of a boy and his best friend—a bright red balloon. Told through captivating photographs taken during filming, and set against the unmistakable beauty of the streets of Paris, Albert Lamorisse's beloved story is a moving tribute to childhood that continues to inspire readers of every generation. A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year.

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Sookin' Berries by Jess Smith

Published 8 October 2008


Introducing "Sookin' Berries", her collection of stories for younger readers, Jess Smith writes: 'I have been a gatherer of tales for most of my life, and I suppose it all began when I was a wee girl. I shared a home with parents, seven sisters and a shaggy dog. It could be said that I lived a different sort of life from most other children, because 'home' was an old blue bus. We were known as tinkers or travellers, descendants of those who have wandered the highways and by ways of Scotland for...

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Fourteen-year-old Sarah keeps a journal of her pilgrimage to Rome with her eccentric grandmother, Z, her evolving relationship with best friend Curtis, and daily conversations with Curtis's sister and star athlete, D.J.

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Harriet's Ghost by Bridget Crowley

Published 14 July 2005


Marianne is a talented ballet dancer, destined for great things. But her friend Harriet is worried about her: being skinny is common enough in ballet school, but Marianne seems to be making herself ill. Learning about Giuseppina, who danced the first Swanilda in Paris in the nineteenth century, Harriet is excited to be accompanying Marianne to dance at the Opera. But as Marianne grows weaker, Harriet sees another dancer waiting in the wings. Can it really be Giuseppina, reaching out from the pa...

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Daisy Chain Dream by Joan O'Neill

Published 13 February 2003


In this, the the third part in the compelling Daisy Chain trilogy we see love blossom for our heroine, Lizzie Doyle, as she prepares to marry her childhood sweetheart, Pete Scanlon. For the younger generation, too, the past is never far behind; young Biddy Plunkett finds that a chance encounter with old flame, Anthony Quinn, changes her life for ever. And though John Doyle's long-lost father, Paul, is finally home with his wife and son, the trauma he has suffered since the war proves a bigger ba...

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Lurgan Champagne and Other Tales by Amanda Verlaque

Published 1 April 2001

Young Adult

This collection is all about familiar teenage issues - bullying, peer pressure, family problems, body image, boyfriends - but it also shows how these fairly ordinary concerns can be affected by living in an area of conflict.

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When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

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Up the Baltic by Oliver Optic

Published 16 July 2013