A retelling of Dickens' famous novel about the trials and tribulations of the poor young orphan boy, Oliver. Follow his journey from the appalling conditions of a nineteenth-century workhouse to London.
When Therese Raquin marries her sickly cousin Camille, her future looks as if it will be both dull and loveless. This all changes, however, with the arrival of Camille's friend Laurent. Laurent and Therese soon begin a love affair, an affair so passionate it can only result in tragedy.
Much Ado About Nothing is Shakespeare's famous comedy / drama about the war of power and understanding between men and women and the disguises they wear in their romantic relationships.
In The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway moves to Long Island where he encounters the mysterious and wealthy millionaire, Jay Gatsby. What is Gatsby searching for and what is his relationship to Daisy Buchanan? Recommended for older readers.
A retold version of a thrilling adventure by one of the most popular writers of fiction. Harry Fletcher has left a life of international crime behind him to run a game-fishing charter boat off the East Africa coast. But his past catches up with him.
A romantic adventure set in Ancient Egypt. Taita - the storyteller - is a slave owned by Intef, the cruel and greedy Governor of Upper Egypt. In Taita's charge is the beautiful Lostris, daughter of Lord Intef. Intef has plans to wed his daughter to Pharaoh Mamose, an old and weak-willed king. But Lostris is in love with Tanus, a handsome and ambitious...
A tongue-in-cheek story of the adventures of a Los Angeles private detective. A beautiful blonde woman hires Lenny Samuel to find her missing sister. Before long the stage also contains gunmen, dead bodies, world-weary policemen and jewel thieves. And all the while, Lenny dodges the bullets, speeding cars and flying fists.
Emily Brontë only wrote one novel and it has become one of the best loved tales in English Literature. On the harsh Yorkshire moors, the passionate and violent story of two generations of the Earnshaw and Linton families plays itself out.
This romantic thriller, set in modern times, follows on from the adventure described in River God. Duraid and Royan Al Simma find the set of papyrus scrolls written by Taita, a slave to a queen of Ancient Egypt, on which he recorded the whereabouts of the tomb of Pharaoh Mamose. But before the Egyptologists can mount an expedition to search for the tomb,...
A simplified adaptation of Sebastian Junger's international best-seller about the worst storm in recent times. On 31st October, 1991, three powerful weather systems collided off the coast of Newfoundland. Caught in the mountainous seas and hurricane force winds are - amongst others - the swordfishing fleet from Gloucester, Massachusetts and a sailing...
A powerful, hard-hitting adult story of murder and suspense by one of America's foremost novelists, which since its publication in 1954, has been made into several very successful feature films. A young man, finding out that his girlfriend is pregnant, cold-bloodedly adjusts his plans for marrying into a hugely wealthy and influential industrialist...
Peter, a long-distance lorry driver, gives a lift to a 16-year-old hitch-hiker. As the boy confides in him, Peter discovers that his name is John and that he has run away from home after a violent row with his uncle. But John's uncle has been found dead and the police are making a nationwide search for John.
A retelling of another gripping alphabet murder mystery by Sue Grafton, one of the most popular and successful American novelists writing today. Kinsey Millhone’s latest case takes her to and from Boca Raton, Florida and her home town of Santa Teresa, California on the trail of a missing woman. Recommended for older readers.
A delightful and romantic story set in 1922. Unhappy in rain-soaked London, four very different women answer an advertisement to rent a mediaeval castle for the month of April. There, amidst the sunshine and flowers, they rediscover happiness.
The second book in this series from the prize-winning writer of British detective fiction. Sergeant Lewis assists Inspector Morse to find the connection between a stolen medieval artefact, the sudden death of an American tourist and the murder of a philandering Oxford academic. Recommended for older readers.