Paris, 1792, people are dying. Aristocrats are running from angry revolutionaries, and a brave Englishman is helping them. He and his friends are taking them to England. But who is this Englishman, this 'Scarlet Pimpernel'? The revolutionaries really want to know and then they can kill him. British English
This funny play is about rich people. These people always want more money, so Volpone and his servant play a game. People think Volpone is dying. They bring beautiful things for him. They want his money after he dies. But what will happen to Volpone's money? Who will win - and who will lose? British English
In the small town of Clanton, Mississippi, not much happens. There aren't many interesting stories for Willie Traynor's newspaper. But then there's a murder. And when the killer goes to jail, that's not the end of the story. Everybody is afraid now of this man and his family. Will there be more killings? Who will be next?
Scrooge is a cold, hard man. He loves money, and he doesn’t like people. He really doesn’t like Christmas. But when some ghosts visit him, they show him his past life, his life now, and a possible future. Will Scrooge learn from the ghosts? Can he change?
There are three men, a boy and a dog in a balloon over the Pacific but only two men and the boy arrive on the island. Mysterious things start happening. Are they the only people on the island? Where is the other man and his dog?
Elizabeth lives on a Caribbean island, a very dangerous place. A young blacksmith is interested in her, but pirates are interested too. Where do the pirates come from and what do they want? Is there really a curse on their ship? And why can’t they enjoy their gold?
Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948, but his name is famous around the world. He fought for change in South Africa and then at home in India. But he lived a simple life and he protested without violence. People watched him and they loved him. Many follow his ideas today.
Roberta, Peter and Phyllis live happily in London with their parents. Then, suddenly, their father goes away. The children and their mother move to a smaller house near a railway line. Exciting things happen, and they make new friends. But where is their father? When is he coming home?
There are three exciting short stories in this book. They are all about … fear! Three people are in dangerous places. What can they do? Will anybody help them?
Water. We drink it. We cook with it. We wash with it. We can’t live without it. Most of us don’t think about it much. But it is not there for everybody, and our world is changing fast. We have to think very carefully about water, and about our use of it. CD-ROM - additional activities and the complete audio recording
Sherlock Holmes is a very clever man.When people have strange, difficult problems, they come to him. Where is Mr Hosmer Angel?Which student saw the exam paper before the exam? Why is someone following Miss Smith? Can you find the answers before Sherlock Holmes does?
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A family of wolves take a little boy into their home in the jungle. The child learns and plays with the other cubs. But can he really live in the jungle? Will the other wolves want him to stay? And will the dangerous tiger Shere Khan catch him?
Gulliver travels across the sea from England and has an accident. He arrives in a country of very, very small people. What will they do with him? How will he talk to them? And why are the Big-enders fighting the Little-enders?
George and Lennie are friends and they have plans for the future. But Lennie is not very smart and he sometimes makes trouble. George wants to help him but that is not always easy. Then one night, when Lennie is alone, something happens. What can George do now? Can he help — or is it too late?
Classic / British EnglishWhen they were very young, Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth were in love. They did not marry, but Anne never forgot her love for him. Now, many years later, they meet again. Does Wentworth feel anything for Anne, or is he only interested in her pretty young friends?