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  • Just So Stories (Oxford Progressive Readers 1)

  • Rudyard Kipling , Oxford University Press , 1994

At the beginning of time, the animals were quite different from the ones we see today, Can you imagine a zebra with no stripes or a leapoard with no sports? The first elephant did not have a trunk to swat flies with. He just had a nose.

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At the beginning of time, the animals were quite different from the ones we see today, Can you imagine a zebra with no stripes or a leapoard with no sports? The first elephant did not have a trunk to swat flies with. He just had a nose.

  • Justice (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Tim Vicary , Oxford University Press , 2008

London: November. Terrorists blow up the Queen's coach outside Parliament. The Queen escapes, but five people are killed, and forty others badly hurt - ordinary, innocent people, like Alan Cole, the Queen's coachman, who loses his leg in the bombing. And for Alan and his daughter Jane there is more terror to come, in the search for the truth behind the bombing. Will the terrorists be caught and brought to justice?

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London: November. Terrorists blow up the Queen's coach outside Parliament. The Queen escapes, but five people are killed, and forty others badly hurt - ordinary, innocent people, like Alan Cole, the Queen's coachman, who loses his leg in the bombing. And for Alan and his daughter Jane there is more terror to come, in the search for the truth behind the bombing. Will the terrorists be caught and brought to justice?

  • King Solomon's Mines

  • Sir H Rider Haggard , , 2008

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  • Lee and Elaine

  • Ann Rower , Serpent's Tail , 2002

When Ann's childhood friend Hannah Wilke dies and is buried in Green River, the famous East Hampton cemetery which contains the graves of Abstract Expessionist painters Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Frank O'Hara, and Stuart Davis, Ann seeks out the graveyard. She becomes obsessed with the graves of women artists, mostly wives of more famous men, and she imagines that Lee and Elaine get a second chance and come back as lesbians.</P><p>Such speculation is never innocent and the narrator finds that her own life is turned upside down as she falls in love with a woman student and abandons the security of her marital Soho loft. The invasive powers of fiction are brilliantly demonstrated in this wryly funny and mordant book about romance, life, death, and starting over.</P><p> A diehard New Yorker, <B>Ann Rower</B> is the author of <I>If You're a Girl</I> (Native Agents) and <I>Armed Response</I> (Serpent's Tail) which is her celebration of the death of her uncle Leo Robin, who wrote "Thanks for the Memory" and "Diamonds are A Girl's Best Friend" and many other songs. She is currently living in Bisbee, Arizona and thinking of teaching a course on "Writing on Horseback" at the local college.

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When Ann's childhood friend Hannah Wilke dies and is buried in Green River, the famous East Hampton cemetery which contains the graves of Abstract Expessionist painters Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Frank O'Hara, and Stuart Davis, Ann seeks out the graveyard. She becomes obsessed with the graves of women artists, mostly wives of more famous men, and she imagines that Lee and Elaine get a second chance and come back as lesbians.</P><p>Such speculation is never innocent and the narrator finds that her own life is turned upside down as she falls in love with a woman student and abandons the security of her marital Soho loft. The invasive powers of fiction are brilliantly demonstrated in this wryly funny and mordant book about romance, life, death, and starting over.</P><p> A diehard New Yorker, <B>Ann Rower</B> is the author of <I>If You're a Girl</I> (Native Agents) and <I>Armed Response</I> (Serpent's Tail) which is her celebration of the death of her uncle Leo Robin, who wrote "Thanks for the Memory" and "Diamonds are A Girl's Best Friend" and many other songs. She is currently living in Bisbee, Arizona and thinking of teaching a course on "Writing on Horseback" at the local college.

  • London Calling (Time Out Guides)

  • Time Out Guides , Time Out , 2008

Forty years ago, London was an ailing post-industrial city that had seen better days. Today, it's the cultural and financial capital of the world. How did that happen? And who made it happen? London Calling has the answers. It tells the story of the rebirth of the capital since 1968, covering every aspect of London life, from architecture to art, fashion to food, clubbing to the counter-culture, music to morals. Lavishly illustrated with new and historic photographs, it includes essays by leading writers and critics; reminiscences from key artists, writers, musicians and politicians; timelines charting significant events; and original material from Time Out magazine's unique archives of words and pictures. From Tony Elliott snuggling up with John and Yoko to Bowie at Hammersmith Odeon in '73; the Brixton riots to crashing stock markets; the rise of the Tate and Borough market and through two summers of love - if you want to know how we got to now, this is the book.

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Forty years ago, London was an ailing post-industrial city that had seen better days. Today, it's the cultural and financial capital of the world. How did that happen? And who made it happen? London Calling has the answers. It tells the story of the rebirth of the capital since 1968, covering every aspect of London life, from architecture to art, fashion to food, clubbing to the counter-culture, music to morals. Lavishly illustrated with new and historic photographs, it includes essays by leading writers and critics; reminiscences from key artists, writers, musicians and politicians; timelines charting significant events; and original material from Time Out magazine's unique archives of words and pictures. From Tony Elliott snuggling up with John and Yoko to Bowie at Hammersmith Odeon in '73; the Brixton riots to crashing stock markets; the rise of the Tate and Borough market and through two summers of love - if you want to know how we got to now, this is the book.

  • Lord Jim (Oxford Progressive Readers 2)

  • Joseph Conrad , Oxford University Press , 1992

Jim works as a water-clerk in the East. Everyone likes him, but he never stays long in the same job. He always leaves suddenly, and never tells anyone why he is going. He is a man with a secret.

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Jim works as a water-clerk in the East. Everyone likes him, but he never stays long in the same job. He always leaves suddenly, and never tells anyone why he is going. He is a man with a secret.

  • Lorna Doone

  • R. D. Blackmore , Pearson Education Ltd , 2000

Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor is an historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth's rebellion (1685). It is also a moving love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined to right the wrongs in his land, and to win the heart and hand of the beautiful Lorna Doone. Continuously in print since its first publication in 1869, Lorna Doone has remained perennially popular with a wide readership ever since.

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Lorna Doone, a Romance of Exmoor is an historical novel of high adventure set in the South West of England during the turbulent time of Monmouth's rebellion (1685). It is also a moving love story told through the life of the young farmer John Ridd, as he grows to manhood determined to right the wrongs in his land, and to win the heart and hand of the beautiful Lorna Doone. Continuously in print since its first publication in 1869, Lorna Doone has remained perennially popular with a wide readership ever since.

  • Love in the Time of Cholera (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez , Penguin Books , 1989

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, Garcia Marquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings.

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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds three people's lives together for more than fifty years. In the story of Florentino Ariza, who waits more than half a century to declare his undying love to the beautiful Fermina Daza, whom he lost to Dr. Juvenal Urbino so many years before, Garcia Marquez has created a vividly absorbing fictional world, as lush and dazzling as a dream and as real and immediate as our own deepest longings.

  • Management Gurus (Penguin Readers 4)

  • David Evans , Penguin , 2000

From the factory and the boardroom to governments, schools and hospitals, management ideas influence almost every aspect of our lives. But what is the job of a manager? Is business really about people or profit? And is management an art or a science? An introduction to the main ideas of management through the lives of some of the most important thinkers in the history of business including Frederick Taylor, Alfred Sloan, Peter Drucker and Tom Peters.

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From the factory and the boardroom to governments, schools and hospitals, management ideas influence almost every aspect of our lives. But what is the job of a manager? Is business really about people or profit? And is management an art or a science? An introduction to the main ideas of management through the lives of some of the most important thinkers in the history of business including Frederick Taylor, Alfred Sloan, Peter Drucker and Tom Peters.

  • Millennium: The Year 2000 (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Cherry Gilchrist , Penguin , 2000

Read about the special celebrations at the start of 2000. Read our story about a millenium party two. And are you ready for the new millenium? What will the future bring you? Perhaps the planets have the answer - your birthday horoscope's inside

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Read about the special celebrations at the start of 2000. Read our story about a millenium party two. And are you ready for the new millenium? What will the future bring you? Perhaps the planets have the answer - your birthday horoscope's inside

  • Monkey (Penguin Readers 5)

  • Wu Ch'Êng-Ên , Penguin , 2002

Monkey is a magical creature and so are his friends Pigsy and Sandy. On their long journey from China to India they learn more about themselves, each other, and the world around them. This Chinese classic tells the story of man's journey through life with humour and a great sense of adventure

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Monkey is a magical creature and so are his friends Pigsy and Sandy. On their long journey from China to India they learn more about themselves, each other, and the world around them. This Chinese classic tells the story of man's journey through life with humour and a great sense of adventure

  • My Fair Lady (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Alan Jay Lerner , Penguin , 1997

When Professor Higgins meets Eliza Doolittle he understands that it is her strong London accent that will always keep her in the street. In this wonderful story about two very different people, Higgins decides to teach Eliza to speak English without her accent. But what will happen to Eliza when he's finished?

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When Professor Higgins meets Eliza Doolittle he understands that it is her strong London accent that will always keep her in the street. In this wonderful story about two very different people, Higgins decides to teach Eliza to speak English without her accent. But what will happen to Eliza when he's finished?

  • NYPD Blue: Blue Beginning (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Max Allan Collins , Penguin , 1997

This story is about the world of the famous American television programme, NYPD Blue. In New York, Detectives Sipowicz and Kelly know that Giardella and his gunmen are behind some murders. They want to put Giardella in prison for a long time. Can they get the evidence against him?

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This story is about the world of the famous American television programme, NYPD Blue. In New York, Detectives Sipowicz and Kelly know that Giardella and his gunmen are behind some murders. They want to put Giardella in prison for a long time. Can they get the evidence against him?

  • Oliver Twist (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Charles Dickens , Penguin , 2000

Oliver's mother dies when he is born and he is brought up in a workhouse. His first years are cold and lonely - and then he runs away to London. But he falls into the hands of Fagin and the terrifying Bill Sykes. They try to turn Oliver into a criminal. Will he escape to find a better life?

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Oliver's mother dies when he is born and he is brought up in a workhouse. His first years are cold and lonely - and then he runs away to London. But he falls into the hands of Fagin and the terrifying Bill Sykes. They try to turn Oliver into a criminal. Will he escape to find a better life?

  • On the Beach (Penguin Readers 4)

  • Nevil Shute , Penguin , 1999

A nuclear war has destroyed all life in the northern countries of the world. Now the winds are slowly carrying radioactive dust into the last countries of the far south. In Australia, people are trying to live as normally as possible. But is this the end of life on earth?

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A nuclear war has destroyed all life in the northern countries of the world. Now the winds are slowly carrying radioactive dust into the last countries of the far south. In Australia, people are trying to live as normally as possible. But is this the end of life on earth?

  • On the Edge (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Gillian Cross , Oxford University Press , 1994

When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not his mother ... Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it's none of her business.

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When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not his mother ... Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it's none of her business.

  • On the Edge (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Gillian Cross , Oxford University Press , 2000

When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not his mother ... Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it's none of her business.

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When Tug wakes up, he is not in his own bedroom at home. The door is locked and there are bars across the window. Loud music hammers through the house and through his head. Then a woman comes in and says that she is his mother, but Tug knows that she is not his mother ... Outside, Jinny stares through the trees at the lonely house on the hill. She hears strange noises, but she turns away. After all, it's none of her business.

  • On the Road (Penguin Reader 5)

  • Jack Kerouac , Penguin , 1999

Love, jazz, and excitement! These are all part of Sal Paradise's adventures 'on the road' with wild friend Dean Moriarty, and their crazy companions, as they travel across the USA

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Love, jazz, and excitement! These are all part of Sal Paradise's adventures 'on the road' with wild friend Dean Moriarty, and their crazy companions, as they travel across the USA

  • Outstanding Short Stories: Level 5 (Penguin Readers (Graded Readers)

  • Edgar Allan Poe and Others , Penguin; 2 edition , 2008

This collection brings together some of the best examples of late nineteenthand early twentieth-century short stories. Some are about ordinary people to whom something unexpected happens. Others are about unusual characters or events. Some of the stories are funny and others are more serious. All of them are highly enjoyable.

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This collection brings together some of the best examples of late nineteenthand early twentieth-century short stories. Some are about ordinary people to whom something unexpected happens. Others are about unusual characters or events. Some of the stories are funny and others are more serious. All of them are highly enjoyable.

  • Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

  • Roddy Doyle , Minerva , 1994

Roddy Doyle's Booker Prize-winning novel describes the world of ten-year-old Paddy Clarke, growing up in Barrytown, north Dublin. From fun and adventure on the streets, boredom in the classroom to increasing isolation at home, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is the story of a boy who sees everything but understands less and less.

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Roddy Doyle's Booker Prize-winning novel describes the world of ten-year-old Paddy Clarke, growing up in Barrytown, north Dublin. From fun and adventure on the streets, boredom in the classroom to increasing isolation at home, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha is the story of a boy who sees everything but understands less and less.

  • Photo of the Tall Man (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Stephen Rabley , Penguin , 2000

Kelly Logan is travelling to London to stay with her Uncle Max. She reads about the Tall Man in the newspaper. He is a very dangerous criminal, and the police think he is in London. Then strange things start happening. Does Kelly's uncle know more about the Tall Man than the police?

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Kelly Logan is travelling to London to stay with her Uncle Max. She reads about the Tall Man in the newspaper. He is a very dangerous criminal, and the police think he is in London. Then strange things start happening. Does Kelly's uncle know more about the Tall Man than the police?

  • Pride and Prejudice

  • Jane Austen , The Penguin English Library , 1985

Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Reissue.

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Austen's comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of 18-century drawing-room intrigues. Reissue.

  • Psycho (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Robert Bloch , Penguin , 1998

Marion is lost. It's dark, she's tired and hungry. She thinks she is dreaming when she sees a sign shining in the night: Bates Motel. She can't believe her luck. But for Marion the bad dream is only just beginning…

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Marion is lost. It's dark, she's tired and hungry. She thinks she is dreaming when she sees a sign shining in the night: Bates Motel. She can't believe her luck. But for Marion the bad dream is only just beginning…

  • Rabbit-Proof Fence (Oxford Bookworms 3)

  • Doris Pilkington Garimara , Oxford University Press , 2008

Fourteen-year-old Molly and her cousins Daisy and Gracie were mixed-race Aborigines. In 1931 they were taken away from their families and sent to a camp to be trained as good "white" Australians. They were told to forget their mothers, their language, their home. But Molly would not forget. She and her cousins escaped and walked back to Jagalong, 1600 kilometres away, following the rabbit-proof fence north across Western Australia to their desert home. Rabbit-Proof Fence is the true story of that walk, told by Molly's daughter, Doris.

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Fourteen-year-old Molly and her cousins Daisy and Gracie were mixed-race Aborigines. In 1931 they were taken away from their families and sent to a camp to be trained as good "white" Australians. They were told to forget their mothers, their language, their home. But Molly would not forget. She and her cousins escaped and walked back to Jagalong, 1600 kilometres away, following the rabbit-proof fence north across Western Australia to their desert home. Rabbit-Proof Fence is the true story of that walk, told by Molly's daughter, Doris.

  • Rain Man (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Leonore Fleischer , Penguin , 1998

Charlie Babbitt thinks he will get a lot of money when his father dies. The money goes to someone he does not know. He is a man who lives in a special hospital, and is the brother Charlie never knew. The two men meet and this is the start of a surprising new life for both of them

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Charlie Babbitt thinks he will get a lot of money when his father dies. The money goes to someone he does not know. He is a man who lives in a special hospital, and is the brother Charlie never knew. The two men meet and this is the start of a surprising new life for both of them

  • Rebecca (Macmillan Readers 6)

  • Daphne du Maurier , Macmillan , 1977

Maxim de Winter never talked about Rebecca, but others talked. Rebecca's death had been in all the newspapers. Everyone thought that she had drowned in the sea near Manderley ...

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Maxim de Winter never talked about Rebecca, but others talked. Rebecca's death had been in all the newspapers. Everyone thought that she had drowned in the sea near Manderley ...

  • Red Dog

  • Louis de Bernieres , Secker & Warburg , 2001

'In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. The landscape is extraordinary, being composed of vast heaps of dark red earth and rock poking out of the never-ending bush. I imagine that Mars must have a similar feel to it. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. I hope my cat never finds out that I have written a story to celebrate the life of a dog.'

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'In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. The landscape is extraordinary, being composed of vast heaps of dark red earth and rock poking out of the never-ending bush. I imagine that Mars must have a similar feel to it. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. I hope my cat never finds out that I have written a story to celebrate the life of a dog.'

  • Reflex (Oxford Bookworms 4)

  • Dick Francis , Oxford University Press , 2000

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  • Rogue Trader (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Nick Leeson , Penguin , 2000

Nick Leeson ran the Barings Bank futures operation in Singapore. He became the star trader and made millions of dollars. But then he began to lose money. Barings was destroyed and Nick Leeson went to prison. "Rogue Trader" is his story

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Nick Leeson ran the Barings Bank futures operation in Singapore. He became the star trader and made millions of dollars. But then he began to lose money. Barings was destroyed and Nick Leeson went to prison. "Rogue Trader" is his story

  • Rosa Raye, Crime Reporter (Penguin Readers 3)

  • Sue Kerman , Penguin , 2000

Rosa Raye is a crime reporter for a newspaper. On her way to work one morning, Rosa sees a man throwing something from a big truck into the sea. She decides to write a story about him for the newspaper. But this man works for Rudy Fowler, a very dangerous criminal. And Fowler does not want Rosa to write about him

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Rosa Raye is a crime reporter for a newspaper. On her way to work one morning, Rosa sees a man throwing something from a big truck into the sea. She decides to write a story about him for the newspaper. But this man works for Rudy Fowler, a very dangerous criminal. And Fowler does not want Rosa to write about him