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  • The Room in the Tower and Other Ghost Stories (Penguin Readers 2)

  • Rudyard Kipling and others , Penguin , 1993

Three stories, three ghosts. There is a dangerous woman in a picture in a room in a tower. A young woman marries an older man and arrives at his house. But his dead wife is still there. A dead man walks through a house every night because he wants the people there to catch his killer. Sometimes the dead return ...

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Three stories, three ghosts. There is a dangerous woman in a picture in a room in a tower. A young woman marries an older man and arrives at his house. But his dead wife is still there. A dead man walks through a house every night because he wants the people there to catch his killer. Sometimes the dead return ...

  • The Secret Agent (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Joseph Conrad , Penguin , 1998

Mr Verloc is an anarchist and he wants to see a revolution in Britain. But he is a lazy man and just wants to look after his shop. The Mr Vladimir orders him to bomb the Greenwich Observatory in London. Mr Verloc does not want to bomb this building. Will he do the job? And what will happen when it all goes wrong?

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Mr Verloc is an anarchist and he wants to see a revolution in Britain. But he is a lazy man and just wants to look after his shop. The Mr Vladimir orders him to bomb the Greenwich Observatory in London. Mr Verloc does not want to bomb this building. Will he do the job? And what will happen when it all goes wrong?

  • The Speckled Ban (Aschehoug A/S Easy Readers)

  • Arthur Conan Doyle , Aschehoug A/S , 1980

A young woman, Helen Stoner, lives alone with her stepfather in a big, old house. Two years ago her sister died suddenly one night after screaming in a terrified voice: "The speckled band!" The sister appeared to have died of fright, Now Helen hears strange sounds in the night. She is very frightened. Is she going to die like her sister? She comes to Sherlock Holmes for help.

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A young woman, Helen Stoner, lives alone with her stepfather in a big, old house. Two years ago her sister died suddenly one night after screaming in a terrified voice: "The speckled band!" The sister appeared to have died of fright, Now Helen hears strange sounds in the night. She is very frightened. Is she going to die like her sister? She comes to Sherlock Holmes for help.

  • The Speckled Band: Intermediate (Macmillan Readers)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Macmillan Education , 2005

The books are divided into five levels: Starter level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner level (600 basic words); Elementary level (1100); Intermediate level (1600); and Upper level (2200).

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The books are divided into five levels: Starter level, with about 300 basic words; Beginner level (600 basic words); Elementary level (1100); Intermediate level (1600); and Upper level (2200).

  • The Story of the Internet (Penguin Readers 5)

  • Bryant, S. , Penguin

This is the story of the Internet. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Internet will change the lives of almost every person on the planet.

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This is the story of the Internet. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Internet will change the lives of almost every person on the planet.

  • The Strangest Man: The Life of Paul Dirac

  • Graham Farmelo , Faber & Faber , 2010

Paul Dirac was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in 20th-century science: quantum mechanics. The youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, he was also pathologically reticent, strangely literal-minded and legendarily unable to communicate or empathize. Through his greatest period of productivity, his postcards home contained only remarks about the weather. Based on a previously undiscovered archive of family papers, Graham Farmelo celebrates Dirac's massive scientific achievement while drawing a compassionate portrait of his life and work. Farmelo shows a man who, while hopelessly socially inept, could manage to love and sustain close friendship. The Strangest Man is an extraordinary and moving human story, as well as a study of one of the most exciting times in scientific history.

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Paul Dirac was one of the leading pioneers of the greatest revolution in 20th-century science: quantum mechanics. The youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, he was also pathologically reticent, strangely literal-minded and legendarily unable to communicate or empathize. Through his greatest period of productivity, his postcards home contained only remarks about the weather. Based on a previously undiscovered archive of family papers, Graham Farmelo celebrates Dirac's massive scientific achievement while drawing a compassionate portrait of his life and work. Farmelo shows a man who, while hopelessly socially inept, could manage to love and sustain close friendship. The Strangest Man is an extraordinary and moving human story, as well as a study of one of the most exciting times in scientific history.

  • The Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Johann Wyss , Penguin , 2000

"It was the seventh day of the storm. We didn't know where we were. Everyone on the ship believed that death was very near." The Robinson family do not die at sea; they find their way to a small island. But what can they do now? What will they eat? Luckily, the mother and father have useful skills and they can teach their four sons. But how long will they be there on the island?

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"It was the seventh day of the storm. We didn't know where we were. Everyone on the ship believed that death was very near." The Robinson family do not die at sea; they find their way to a small island. But what can they do now? What will they eat? Luckily, the mother and father have useful skills and they can teach their four sons. But how long will they be there on the island?

  • The Talented Mr Ripley (Penguin Readers 5)

  • Patricia Highsmith , Penguin , 2001

Tom Ripley goes to Italy. He needs to find Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie's father wants him to go back to America. But Tom likes Italy, and he likes Dickie's money. Tom wants to stay in Italy, and will do anything to get what he wants

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Tom Ripley goes to Italy. He needs to find Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie's father wants him to go back to America. But Tom likes Italy, and he likes Dickie's money. Tom wants to stay in Italy, and will do anything to get what he wants

  • The Tempest (Penguin English 3)

  • David Wharry , Penguin , 1992

Miranda is the daughter of a famous film director - Prospero, "the Magician". She remembers very little of her childhood, until one day she sees her life in a strange dream. But is it the past, or the present, or the future? Is it her dream or her father's dream? Perhaps her father is a real magician, and perhaps the worlds of dream and reality are not so very far apart ...

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Miranda is the daughter of a famous film director - Prospero, "the Magician". She remembers very little of her childhood, until one day she sees her life in a strange dream. But is it the past, or the present, or the future? Is it her dream or her father's dream? Perhaps her father is a real magician, and perhaps the worlds of dream and reality are not so very far apart ...

  • The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Readers 3)

  • John Buchan , Penguin , 1999

A man is killed in Richard Hannay's home. Before his death he tells Hannay a deadly secret. Now Hannay's life is in danger. Who are his enemies and what are they trying to do? And how will he solve the mystery of 'the thirty-nine steps?'

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A man is killed in Richard Hannay's home. Before his death he tells Hannay a deadly secret. Now Hannay's life is in danger. Who are his enemies and what are they trying to do? And how will he solve the mystery of 'the thirty-nine steps?'

  • The Thorn Birds (Penguin Readers 6)

  • Colleen McCullough , Penguin , 1995

One of the most popular novels if recent times, "The Thorn Birds" tells the story of Meggie Cleary. Meggie is loved by Father Ralph de Bricassart, and his struggle with ambition and love is at the heart of the story

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One of the most popular novels if recent times, "The Thorn Birds" tells the story of Meggie Cleary. Meggie is loved by Father Ralph de Bricassart, and his struggle with ambition and love is at the heart of the story

  • The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Henry James , Penguin , 2008

A young woman comes to a big house to teach two young children. It's her first job and she wants to do it well. But she begins to see strange things - the ghosts of dead people. Do the ghosts want the children?

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A young woman comes to a big house to teach two young children. It's her first job and she wants to do it well. But she begins to see strange things - the ghosts of dead people. Do the ghosts want the children?

  • The Varied Cultures of China (National Geographic Footprint Reading Library)

  • Rob Waring , Heinle-Cengage ELT , 2009

Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. For thousands of years certain remote groups of native Chinese people have existed in near isolation. Separated from the mainstream world, these deeply cultural communities have maintained the old ways of life. Now, with the introduction of today's modern conveniences, they could disappear. What are these cultures? Can they be preserved before it's too late?

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Please ask for DVD at SAC Reception desk. For thousands of years certain remote groups of native Chinese people have existed in near isolation. Separated from the mainstream world, these deeply cultural communities have maintained the old ways of life. Now, with the introduction of today's modern conveniences, they could disappear. What are these cultures? Can they be preserved before it's too late?

  • The Way Home (Cambridge English Readers 6)

  • Sue Leather , Cambridge University Press , 2004

Eight journeys which change lives forever - a New York fashion buyer returns to her English home, a successful author meets an old friend, a reporter travels to an execution, a lorry driver gives an escaped prisoner a lift, a taxi driver picks up 'Bruce Lee', a bus ride home changes a film writer's life and work, a man's love for a tram driver leads him to follow her, and four strangers meet at a motel for the first and last time.

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Eight journeys which change lives forever - a New York fashion buyer returns to her English home, a successful author meets an old friend, a reporter travels to an execution, a lorry driver gives an escaped prisoner a lift, a taxi driver picks up 'Bruce Lee', a bus ride home changes a film writer's life and work, a man's love for a tram driver leads him to follow her, and four strangers meet at a motel for the first and last time.

  • The Woman in Black (Macmillan Readers 3)

  • Susan Hill , Macmillan , 2005

The children wanted Arthur to tell them a ghost story. But he could not do so. His story was too horrible to tell. His story was of a lonely house among the dangerous marshes. There a woman in black with hate in her eyes waited and watched. And a child cried out in the mist.

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The children wanted Arthur to tell them a ghost story. But he could not do so. His story was too horrible to tell. His story was of a lonely house among the dangerous marshes. There a woman in black with hate in her eyes waited and watched. And a child cried out in the mist.

  • The Woman of Iron (Heinemann ELT Guided Readers Intermediate)

  • Many Loader , Heinemann , 1999

The five-year old child looked at her mother's tiny feet. She looked at the beautiful clothes and the expensive furniture in her mother's bedroom. She looked at the pretty combs on her mother's dressing-table. She shook her head. "No! No, Mother, I don't want to have feet like yours!" she shouted. "Your feet are horrible! You can't walk properly. You have to be carried all the time" "Your father will find you a good husband, a rich husband," Yim Ping said to her daughter. "You will be an important lady. You will have servants." "I don;t want a husband and a big house and servants!" Mei-Ying shouted. "I want to work. I want to have a job!" I don't want my feet bound."

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The five-year old child looked at her mother's tiny feet. She looked at the beautiful clothes and the expensive furniture in her mother's bedroom. She looked at the pretty combs on her mother's dressing-table. She shook her head. "No! No, Mother, I don't want to have feet like yours!" she shouted. "Your feet are horrible! You can't walk properly. You have to be carried all the time" "Your father will find you a good husband, a rich husband," Yim Ping said to her daughter. "You will be an important lady. You will have servants." "I don;t want a husband and a big house and servants!" Mei-Ying shouted. "I want to work. I want to have a job!" I don't want my feet bound."

  • The Year of Sharing (Oxford Bookworms 2)

  • Harry Gilbert , Oxford University Press , 1994

Richard is bored with the quiet life of his village. He would like to have a motor-car and drive it ... very fast. But Richard lives in a future world where there are no cars, only bicycles and small villages and green forests. And now he is twelve years old, and like the other children, he must do his Year of Sharing. He must live alone in the forest with the wild animals. He must learn to share his world; he must learn how animals live and eat and fight ... and die.

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Richard is bored with the quiet life of his village. He would like to have a motor-car and drive it ... very fast. But Richard lives in a future world where there are no cars, only bicycles and small villages and green forests. And now he is twelve years old, and like the other children, he must do his Year of Sharing. He must live alone in the forest with the wild animals. He must learn to share his world; he must learn how animals live and eat and fight ... and die.

  • The Young King and Other Stories (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Oscar Wilde , Penguin , 2000

Strange and wonderful things happen in the seven short stories in this book. Oscar Wilde takes us into a world of kings and queens, mermaids and witches, giants and dwarfs, and talking animals. Exciting and amusing, happy and sad, these are stories for people of all ages

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Strange and wonderful things happen in the seven short stories in this book. Oscar Wilde takes us into a world of kings and queens, mermaids and witches, giants and dwarfs, and talking animals. Exciting and amusing, happy and sad, these are stories for people of all ages

  • Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Penguin , 2000

Sherlock Holmes is a great detective. There are few cases that he cannot solve. In these three stories we meet a young woman who is terrified by a 'speckled band,' a family who think five orange pips are a sign of death, and a banker who believes his son is a thief. But are things really as they seem?

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Sherlock Holmes is a great detective. There are few cases that he cannot solve. In these three stories we meet a young woman who is terrified by a 'speckled band,' a family who think five orange pips are a sign of death, and a banker who believes his son is a thief. But are things really as they seem?

  • Three Great Plays of Shakespeare (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Karen Holmes, Andy Hopkins & Jocelyn Potter , Penguin , 2000

These are three of Shakespeare's greatest, and most tragic, plays. In each story, the main characters die - cruel Macbeth, unhappy King Lear and the doomed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They die because they, or others, are weak, greedy or very foolish. But, like real people, they have good qualities and moments of greatness too.

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These are three of Shakespeare's greatest, and most tragic, plays. In each story, the main characters die - cruel Macbeth, unhappy King Lear and the doomed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They die because they, or others, are weak, greedy or very foolish. But, like real people, they have good qualities and moments of greatness too.

  • Three Men in a Boat (Oxford Bookworms 4)

  • Jerome K. Jerome , Oxford University Press

Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off up the river in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900 paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.

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Three men, worried about their health and in search of different experiences, set off up the river in a boat. Jerome's delightful novel, dating from 1900 paints a vivid picture of innocent fun.

  • Three Men in a Boat (Oxford Progressive Readers 5)

  • Jerome K. Jerome , Oxford University Press , 1994

Three young men - George, Harris and J, and Montmorency (the dog) set off on a boating holiday up the River Thames. Their plan is to row, or tow, their boat from London to Oxford and back.

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Three young men - George, Harris and J, and Montmorency (the dog) set off on a boating holiday up the River Thames. Their plan is to row, or tow, their boat from London to Oxford and back.

  • Tom Jones (Penguin Readers 6)

  • Henry Fielding , Penguin , 1999

When Mr Allworthy finds a baby boy in his bed, he decides to keep him and gives him the name Tom Jones. But Tom can’t keep out of trouble, and is sent away. Follow Tom’s travels and read of his adventures along the roads of eighteenth-century England.

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When Mr Allworthy finds a baby boy in his bed, he decides to keep him and gives him the name Tom Jones. But Tom can’t keep out of trouble, and is sent away. Follow Tom’s travels and read of his adventures along the roads of eighteenth-century England.

  • Touching the Void (Macmillan Readers 5)

  • Joe Simpson , Macmillan , 2008

"I knew that I was going to die and I just wanted everything to be finished. The wind swung me round in a gentle circle. I looked down at the black hole of the crevasse beneath me. It was very big - more than six metres wide - and it stretched all the way along the base of the ice cliff. It lay there, waiting for me to fall into it." The true story of Joe SImpson's terrifying climb of the mountain Siula Grande. "Touching the Void" is a gripping story of human courage and one man's will to survive.

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"I knew that I was going to die and I just wanted everything to be finished. The wind swung me round in a gentle circle. I looked down at the black hole of the crevasse beneath me. It was very big - more than six metres wide - and it stretched all the way along the base of the ice cliff. It lay there, waiting for me to fall into it." The true story of Joe SImpson's terrifying climb of the mountain Siula Grande. "Touching the Void" is a gripping story of human courage and one man's will to survive.

  • Towards Zero

  • Agatha Christie , Fontana , 1984

A Murder Mystery. Earlier events come to a dramatic head at a house party

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A Murder Mystery. Earlier events come to a dramatic head at a house party

  • Vanity Fair (Penguin Readers 3)

  • William Makepeace Thackeray , Penguin , 2000

Becky Sharp works at a school for young ladies until, at the age of seventeen, she is given a job as a governess. Her friend Amelia comes from a rich family and is in love with an army officer. Becky has no family and no money, but she is a very strong young woman. What will the future hold for these two friends? Will they marry well and be happy? Or will life be unkind to them?

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Becky Sharp works at a school for young ladies until, at the age of seventeen, she is given a job as a governess. Her friend Amelia comes from a rich family and is in love with an army officer. Becky has no family and no money, but she is a very strong young woman. What will the future hold for these two friends? Will they marry well and be happy? Or will life be unkind to them?

  • What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

  • Haruki Murakami , Vintage Books , 2009

In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a must read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

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In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is a must read for fans of this masterful yet private writer as well as for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

  • Whit

  • Iain Banks , Little, Brown & Company , 1995

Isis Whit is no ordinary teenager. An innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to fashion, she does however rejoice in some neat healing powers, a way with animals and the exalted status of Elect of God of the Luskentyrian Sect. Part of the 1995 Scottish Book Fortnight promotion.

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Isis Whit is no ordinary teenager. An innocent in the ways of the world, an ingenue when it comes to fashion, she does however rejoice in some neat healing powers, a way with animals and the exalted status of Elect of God of the Luskentyrian Sect. Part of the 1995 Scottish Book Fortnight promotion.

  • Why Does E=mc2?

  • Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw , Da Capo , 2010

This is an engaging and accessible explanation of Einstein's equation that explores the principles of physics through everyday life. Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation. Breaking down the symbols themselves, they pose a series of questions: What is energy? What is mass? What has the speed of light got to do with energy and mass? In answering these questions, they take us to the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted. Lying beneath the city of Geneva, straddling the Franco-Swiss boarder, is a 27 km particle accelerator, known as the Large Hadron Collider. Using this gigantic machine - which can recreate conditions in the early Universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang - Cox and Forshaw will describe the current theory behind the origin of mass. Alongside questions of energy and mass, they will consider the third, and perhaps, most intriguing element of the equation: 'c' - or the speed of light. Why is it that the speed of light is the exchange rate? Answering this question is at the heart of the investigation as the authors demonstrate how, in order to truly understand why E=mc2, we first must understand why we must move forward in time and not backwards and how objects in our 3-dimensional world actually move in 4-dimensional space-time. In other words, how the very fabric of our world is constructed. A collaboration between two of the youngest professors in the UK, "Why Does E=MC2?" promises to be one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity in recent years.

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This is an engaging and accessible explanation of Einstein's equation that explores the principles of physics through everyday life. Professor Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of 21st century science to consider the real meaning behind the iconic sequence of symbols that make up Einstein's most famous equation. Breaking down the symbols themselves, they pose a series of questions: What is energy? What is mass? What has the speed of light got to do with energy and mass? In answering these questions, they take us to the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted. Lying beneath the city of Geneva, straddling the Franco-Swiss boarder, is a 27 km particle accelerator, known as the Large Hadron Collider. Using this gigantic machine - which can recreate conditions in the early Universe fractions of a second after the Big Bang - Cox and Forshaw will describe the current theory behind the origin of mass. Alongside questions of energy and mass, they will consider the third, and perhaps, most intriguing element of the equation: 'c' - or the speed of light. Why is it that the speed of light is the exchange rate? Answering this question is at the heart of the investigation as the authors demonstrate how, in order to truly understand why E=mc2, we first must understand why we must move forward in time and not backwards and how objects in our 3-dimensional world actually move in 4-dimensional space-time. In other words, how the very fabric of our world is constructed. A collaboration between two of the youngest professors in the UK, "Why Does E=MC2?" promises to be one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity in recent years.

  • Windows of the Mind (Cambridge English Readers 5)

  • Frank Brenna , Cambridge University Press , 2001

Each of these stories centres around one of the five senses. We meet a well-known broadcaster whose blindness is her power, a war hero who hates noise and wants silence, a wine-taster who has an accident, a university lecturer who learns Tai Chi, and a magazine journalist who smells scandal and will do anything for a good story

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Each of these stories centres around one of the five senses. We meet a well-known broadcaster whose blindness is her power, a war hero who hates noise and wants silence, a wine-taster who has an accident, a university lecturer who learns Tai Chi, and a magazine journalist who smells scandal and will do anything for a good story