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  • Round the World in Eighty Days: Level 5 (Pearson English Graded Readers)

  • Jules Verne , , 2008

Phileas Fogg is living quietly in London. Then he makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The result is a crazy, exciting race against time across Europe, Asia and America. There are many dangers along the way – and a detective who wants to arrest him!

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Phileas Fogg is living quietly in London. Then he makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The result is a crazy, exciting race against time across Europe, Asia and America. There are many dangers along the way – and a detective who wants to arrest him!

  • Sense and Sensibility (Macmillan Readers 5)

  • Jane Austen , Macmillan , 2005

After the sudden death of her husband, Mrs Dashwood and her daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, must leave their family home, the beautiful Norland Park. They must move to a small cottage in Devon. There Marianne falls in love with the handsome John Willoughby and Elinor misses Edward Ferrars, the man she had to leave behind

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After the sudden death of her husband, Mrs Dashwood and her daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, must leave their family home, the beautiful Norland Park. They must move to a small cottage in Devon. There Marianne falls in love with the handsome John Willoughby and Elinor misses Edward Ferrars, the man she had to leave behind

  • Shake Hands For Ever (Macmillan Readers 4)

  • Ruth Rendell , Macmillan , 2009

The murder of Angela Hathall, in her own home, was very well planned. The house had been cleaned from top to bottom by Angela herself. There were hardly any clues to her murder except for a single fingerprint with an "L" shaped scar ...

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The murder of Angela Hathall, in her own home, was very well planned. The house had been cleaned from top to bottom by Angela herself. There were hardly any clues to her murder except for a single fingerprint with an "L" shaped scar ...

  • Shakespeare - His Life and Plays (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Will Fowler , Penguin , 2001

Shakespeare's plays are famous all over the world - in the theatre, in film and in the classroom. What do we know about the man? What kind of life did he have? Who were his friends? Why can we still laugh and suffer with his characters 400 years after his death?

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Shakespeare's plays are famous all over the world - in the theatre, in film and in the classroom. What do we know about the man? What kind of life did he have? Who were his friends? Why can we still laugh and suffer with his characters 400 years after his death?

  • Sherlock Holmes Short Stories: Level 5 (Pearson English Graded Readers)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Pearson Education; 2 edition , 2008

In these six stories we join the brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his friend Dr Watson, in a variety of exciting adventures. These include several suspicious deaths, the mystery of the engineer with the missing thumb, and the strange case of the two men who share a very unusual name.

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In these six stories we join the brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his friend Dr Watson, in a variety of exciting adventures. These include several suspicious deaths, the mystery of the engineer with the missing thumb, and the strange case of the two men who share a very unusual name.

  • Skyjack! (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Tim Vicary , Oxford University Press , 1991

When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened. There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well - too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead - if the hijackers can find out who he is!

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When a large plane is hijacked, the Prime Minister looks at the list of passengers and suddenly becomes very, very frightened. There is a name on the list that the Prime Minister knows very well - too well. There is someone on that plane who will soon be dead - if the hijackers can find out who he is!

  • Snow Falling On Cedars (Penguin Readers 6)

  • David Gutterson , Penguin , 1999

It is 1954 and Kabuo Miyamoto is on trail for murder. He is a Japanese American living on the island of San Piedro, off the north-west coast of America. The Second World War has left an atmosphere of anger and suspicion in this small community. Will Kabuo receive a fair trial? And will the true cause of the victim's death be discovered?

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It is 1954 and Kabuo Miyamoto is on trail for murder. He is a Japanese American living on the island of San Piedro, off the north-west coast of America. The Second World War has left an atmosphere of anger and suspicion in this small community. Will Kabuo receive a fair trial? And will the true cause of the victim's death be discovered?

  • Stories From Shakespeare (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Anne Collins, Andy Hopkins, & Jocelyn Potter , Penguin , 2000

These stories are based on some of Shakespeare's most famous plays. We travel to Venice, Greece, Denmark and Rome, and meet many different people. There is a greedy moneylender, a fairy king and queen, a man who is 'the finest Roman of them all', and a young prince who discovers that his uncle murdered his father.

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These stories are based on some of Shakespeare's most famous plays. We travel to Venice, Greece, Denmark and Rome, and meet many different people. There is a greedy moneylender, a fairy king and queen, a man who is 'the finest Roman of them all', and a young prince who discovers that his uncle murdered his father.

  • Tess of the D'Urbevilles (Macmillan Readers 5)

  • Thomas Hardy , Macmillan , 2006

When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

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When Tess Durbeyfield is driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D'Urbervilles and seek a portion of their family fortune, meeting her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. A very different man, Angel Clare, seems to offer her love and salvation, but Tess must choose whether to reveal her past or remain silent in the hope of a peaceful future. With its sensitive depiction of the wronged Tess and powerful criticism of social convention, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is one of the most moving and poetic of Hardy's novels.

  • The Accidental Tourist (Longman Fiction Lower Intermediate)

  • Anne Tyler , Longman , 1998

After the death of his son, everything starts to go wrong for travel writer Macon Leary. First his wife leaves him. Then he has an accident and breaks his leg. And then his dog, Edward, starts attacking people. Help arrives in the form of Muriel, the loud and colourful dog trainer from the Meow-Bow Animal Hospital, who offers to solve Edwadr's problems.

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After the death of his son, everything starts to go wrong for travel writer Macon Leary. First his wife leaves him. Then he has an accident and breaks his leg. And then his dog, Edward, starts attacking people. Help arrives in the form of Muriel, the loud and colourful dog trainer from the Meow-Bow Animal Hospital, who offers to solve Edwadr's problems.

  • The Accidental Tourist (Oxford Bookworms 5)

  • Anne Tyler , Oxford University Press , 2004

Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of problems - getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbors ... After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly desperate - and more and more odd.

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Everyday life in Baltimore, USA, is full of problems - getting the washing done, buying groceries and dog food, avoiding the neighbors ... After the death of his son and the departure of his wife, Macon's attempts to run his own life become increasingly desperate - and more and more odd.

  • The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn (Oxford Progressive Readers 3)

  • Mark Twain , Oxford University Press , 1995

"You don't know about me unless you've read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - but that doesn't matter. My name's Huckleberry Finn ..." Huck is only fourteen when he escapes from his bad-tempered and no-good father. Soon he reaches Jackson's Island, and finds himself sharing the island with Jim, a runaway slave. Together they put all their things on a raft and set off on what becomes a great adventure down the Mississippi River.

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"You don't know about me unless you've read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" - but that doesn't matter. My name's Huckleberry Finn ..." Huck is only fourteen when he escapes from his bad-tempered and no-good father. Soon he reaches Jackson's Island, and finds himself sharing the island with Jim, a runaway slave. Together they put all their things on a raft and set off on what becomes a great adventure down the Mississippi River.

  • The Aeneid

  • Virgil , NAXOS , 2004

Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the greatest Classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire - Rome. This great poem, in a modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by the great classical actor Paul Scofield, with Jill Balcon.

Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the greatest Classical poems, tells the story of Aeneas, son of Priam, after the fall of Troy. His quest is to find the site "in the west" where he will found a new town prophesied to be the seat of a world empire - Rome. This great poem, in a modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by the great classical actor Paul Scofield, with Jill Balcon.

  • The Amazing Human Body (National Geographic Footprint Reading Library)

  • Rob Waring , Heinle-Cengage ELT , 2009

Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. The human body is an amazing 'machine' made up of different systems that allow us to do things like run, eat, and even breath. These systems work together to keep the body functioning normally and healthily. How does the human body actually work? What jobs do the systems perform?

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Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. The human body is an amazing 'machine' made up of different systems that allow us to do things like run, eat, and even breath. These systems work together to keep the body functioning normally and healthily. How does the human body actually work? What jobs do the systems perform?

  • The Big Sleep (Oxford Bookworms 4)

  • Raymond Chandler , Oxford University Press , 1991

General Sternwood has four million dollars, and two young daughters, both pretty and both wild. He's an old, sick man, close to death, but he doesn't like being blackmailed. So he asks private detective Philip Marlowe to get the blackmailer off his back. Marlowe knows the dark side of life in Los Angeles well, and nothing much surprises him. But the Sternwood girls are a lot wilder than their old father realizes. They like men, drink, drugs - and it's not just a question of blackmail.

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General Sternwood has four million dollars, and two young daughters, both pretty and both wild. He's an old, sick man, close to death, but he doesn't like being blackmailed. So he asks private detective Philip Marlowe to get the blackmailer off his back. Marlowe knows the dark side of life in Los Angeles well, and nothing much surprises him. But the Sternwood girls are a lot wilder than their old father realizes. They like men, drink, drugs - and it's not just a question of blackmail.

  • The Birds and Other Stories (Longman Structural Readers 4)

  • Daphne du Maurier , Longman , 1973

It was December when the birds first came. Slowly at first - just the small birds that lived in the gardens. Then, slowly, the hawks and the gulls joined in - joined in their desire to destroy all men.

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It was December when the birds first came. Slowly at first - just the small birds that lived in the gardens. Then, slowly, the hawks and the gulls joined in - joined in their desire to destroy all men.

  • The Black Cat and Other Stories (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Edgar Allan Poe , Penguin , 1991

These four stories of murder and mystery will frighten you! Edgar Allen Poe writes about terrible people with strange lives. Do you have a black cat…?

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These four stories of murder and mystery will frighten you! Edgar Allen Poe writes about terrible people with strange lives. Do you have a black cat…?

  • The Bonetti Inheritance (Heinemann Guided Readers Intermediate)

  • Richard Prescott , Heinemann , 1993

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  • The Bourne Identity (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Robert Ludlum , Penguin , 2010

The man has been shot many times, but he lives. Who wants to kill him, and why? The man can't remember. He can't even remember his name. As he begins to learn about his past, he becomes even more confused. Does he have a future? Or will he be killed before he knows who - and what - he really is?

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The man has been shot many times, but he lives. Who wants to kill him, and why? The man can't remember. He can't even remember his name. As he begins to learn about his past, he becomes even more confused. Does he have a future? Or will he be killed before he knows who - and what - he really is?

  • The Boys From Brazil (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Ira Levin , Penguin , 1995

It is 1974, but for Dr Mengele and his group of Nazis the war is not over. They have a plan to rule the world. First there is a list of men who must die. Then there are the boys who appear in different countries of the world. They all have the same body, the same hair, the same face… Why is Mengele so interested in them?

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It is 1974, but for Dr Mengele and his group of Nazis the war is not over. They have a plan to rule the world. First there is a list of men who must die. Then there are the boys who appear in different countries of the world. They all have the same body, the same hair, the same face… Why is Mengele so interested in them?

  • The Bridge

  • Iain Banks , Abacus , 1994

The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams. Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse; and broken men walk forever over bridges without end, taunted by visions of a doomed sexuality. Lying in bed unconscious after an accident wouldn't be much fun, you'd think. Oh yes? It depends who and what you've left behind. Which is the stranger reality, day or night? Frequently hilarious and consistently disturbing, THE BRIDGE is a novel of outrageous contrasts, constructed chaos and elegant absurdities.

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The man who wakes up in the extraordinary world of a bridge has amnesia, and his doctor doesn't seem to want to cure him. Does it matter? Exploring the bridge occupies most of his days. But at night there are his dreams. Dreams in which desperate men drive sealed carriages across barren mountains to a bizarre rendezvous; an illiterate barbarian storms an enchanted tower under a stream of verbal abuse; and broken men walk forever over bridges without end, taunted by visions of a doomed sexuality. Lying in bed unconscious after an accident wouldn't be much fun, you'd think. Oh yes? It depends who and what you've left behind. Which is the stranger reality, day or night? Frequently hilarious and consistently disturbing, THE BRIDGE is a novel of outrageous contrasts, constructed chaos and elegant absurdities.

  • The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Geoffrey Chaucer , Penguin , 2000

"We'll give a free dinner to the person who tells the best story. Now, put up your hands if you agree." The pilgrims all held up their hands. A group of pilgrims are travelling together for five days from London to Canterbury. On the way, each pilgrim has to tell a story to keep the others amused. Some stories are happy, and some are sad. But they all have a message, and we can learn from them

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"We'll give a free dinner to the person who tells the best story. Now, put up your hands if you agree." The pilgrims all held up their hands. A group of pilgrims are travelling together for five days from London to Canterbury. On the way, each pilgrim has to tell a story to keep the others amused. Some stories are happy, and some are sad. But they all have a message, and we can learn from them

  • The Citadel (Longman Fiction)

  • Cronin, A.J. , Longman , 1993

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  • The Climb (Penguin 3)

  • John Escott , Penguin , 2000

A mysterious stranger has come to the island. Why is he there? Why does he look at Eagle's Rock, and at Mr Vitalis' house? Costas wants to know the answers to these questions. And he wants to be the first person to climb the dangerous Eagle's Rock. But will the stranger climb it first?

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A mysterious stranger has come to the island. Why is he there? Why does he look at Eagle's Rock, and at Mr Vitalis' house? Costas wants to know the answers to these questions. And he wants to be the first person to climb the dangerous Eagle's Rock. But will the stranger climb it first?

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Alexandre Dumas , Penguin , 2000

Edmond Dantes is a clever young seaman, but he has enemies who tell lies about him. On the day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, Edmond is thrown into prison. There he meets a man who tells him about some treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Will Edmond escape from prison and find the treasure? And will he see Mercedes again?

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Edmond Dantes is a clever young seaman, but he has enemies who tell lies about him. On the day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, Edmond is thrown into prison. There he meets a man who tells him about some treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Will Edmond escape from prison and find the treasure? And will he see Mercedes again?

  • The Danger (Penguin Simply Stories 3)

  • Dick Francis , Penguin , 1993

In Italy, Alessia Cenci, a famous jockey is kidnapped. It is Andrew Douglas's job to get her back from the kidnappers - alive! Next a small child, Dominic Nerrity, is kidnapped in England. Then Morgan Freemantle is kidnapped in the United States. ALl three kidnappings are i nthe horse-racing world. Is the smae man behin them? Andrew Douglas looks for the man and this leads him into danger.

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In Italy, Alessia Cenci, a famous jockey is kidnapped. It is Andrew Douglas's job to get her back from the kidnappers - alive! Next a small child, Dominic Nerrity, is kidnapped in England. Then Morgan Freemantle is kidnapped in the United States. ALl three kidnappings are i nthe horse-racing world. Is the smae man behin them? Andrew Douglas looks for the man and this leads him into danger.

  • The Day of the Jackal (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Frederick Forsyth , Penguin , 1999

A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French president, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to the French police. He and his men choose "the Jackal." Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?

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A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French president, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to the French police. He and his men choose "the Jackal." Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?

  • The Day of the Jackal 2nd Edn.(Penguin Readers 4)

  • Frederick Forsyth , Penguin , 2008

A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French president, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to the French police. He and his men choose "the Jackal." Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?

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A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French president, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to the French police. He and his men choose "the Jackal." Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?

  • The Dead of Jericho (Oxford Bookworms 5)

  • Colin Dexter , Oxford University Press , 1991

Chief Inspector Morse is drinking a pint of beer. He is thinking about an attractive woman who lives not far away. The woman he is thinking of is hanging, dead, from the ceiling of her kitchen. On the floor lies a chair, almost two metres away from the woman's feet.

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Chief Inspector Morse is drinking a pint of beer. He is thinking about an attractive woman who lives not far away. The woman he is thinking of is hanging, dead, from the ceiling of her kitchen. On the floor lies a chair, almost two metres away from the woman's feet.

  • The Double Helix (Penguin Readers 6)

  • James D. Watson , Penguin , 2001

James D. Watson and Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for the discovery of the double helix, the structure of DNA. In this book, James D. Watson tells the exciting story of this discovery.

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James D. Watson and Francis Crick won the Nobel Prize in 1962 for the discovery of the double helix, the structure of DNA. In this book, James D. Watson tells the exciting story of this discovery.