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What Katy Did (by Susan Coolidge)

(16 May, 2012)

'I mean to do something grand. I don't know what, yet; but when I'm grown up I shall find out' Katy Carr is the longest girl that was ever seen. She is all legs and elbows, and angles and joints. She tears her dress every day, hates sewing and doesn't care a button about being called 'good'. Her head is full of schemes and one day she plans to do something important. But a great deal is to happen to Katy ...

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Daddy-Long-Legs (by Jean Webster)

(30 Mar, 2011)

When Jerusha Abbott, an eighteen-year-old girl living in an orphan asylum, was told that a mysterious millionaire had agreed to pay for her education, it was like a dream come true. For the first time in her life, she had someone she could pretend was "family." But everything was not perfect, for he chose to remain anonymous and asked that she only write him concerning her progress in school. Who was this ...

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The Enchanted April (by Elizabeth von Arnim)

Aegitas (06 Mar, 2017)

The discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed "To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine", offers a small medieval castle for rent, above a bay on the Italian Riviera. Four very different women - the dishevelled and downtrodden Mrs Wilkins, the sad, sweet-faced Mrs Arbuthnot, the formidable widow Mrs Fisher and the ravishing socialite Lady Caroline Dester - are drawn to the shores of the Mediterran ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee)

Arrow (05 Oct, 1989)

'Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in the Deep ...

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To Kill A Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary edition (by Harper Lee)

Arrow (24 Jun, 2010)

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with exuberant humour the irrationality of adult attitudes to race and class in th ...

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The Sign of Four (Broadview Editions) (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

Broadview Press Ltd (15 Jun, 2010)

Mary Morstan comes to Holmes in the hope that he will be able to solve a mystery. Ten years earlier her father, Captain Arthur Morstan, had returned to London on leave from his regiment in India where it is said that he and one Thadeus Sholto, "came into possession of a considerable treasure." By the time his daughter arrived at his hotel, he had vanished without a trace.

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Life of Pi (by Yann Martel)

Canongate Books Ltd (17 May, 2003)

After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan . . . . and a 450 pound Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Emma (by Jane Austen)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (04 Nov, 2013)

Quick-witted, beautiful, headstrong and rich, Emma Woodhouse is inordinately fond of match-making select inhabitants of the village of Highbury, yet aloof and oblivious as to the question of whom she herself might marry. This paradox multiplies the intrigues and sparkling ironies of Jane Austen's masterpiece, her comedy of a sentimental education through which Emma discovers a capacity for love and marriage ...

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (by Robert Louis Stevenson)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (29 Nov, 2014)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, D ...

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The Old Wives' Tale (by Arnold Bennett)

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (09 Feb, 2009)

The Old Wives' Tale deals with the lives of two very different sisters, Constance and Sophia Baines, following their stories from their youth, working in their mother's draper's shop, into old age. It is generally regarded as one of Bennett's finest works. Bennett claimed he was inspired to write the novel upon seeing a particular older woman: "This woman was once young, slim, perhaps beautiful; certainl ...

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Kim (Dover Thrift Editions) (by Rudyard Kipling)

Dover Publications (22 Mar, 2012)

Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard Kipling set his final and most famous novel in the complex, mystery-shrouded India of the mid-nineteenth century where an exotic landscape teems with natives living under British colonial rule.
Kim, the poor orphaned son of an Irish soldier stationed in Lahore, straddles both worlds. Neither wholly British nor completely Indian, the young boy searches for his iden ...

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Marvellous Land of Oz (Dover Children's Classics) (by L. Frank Baum)

Dover Publications Inc. (28 Mar, 2003)

This sequel to the Wonderful Wizard of Oz tells of the adventures of Tip, a young boy, and his friend Jack Pumpkinhead.

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