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Library list
Beginners:
  • Starman (Phillip Burrows and Mark Foster) – fantasy and horror
  • Drive into Danger (Rosemary Border) – thriller and adventure
  • Sally’s phone (Christine Lindop) – human interest
  • Last Chance (Phillip Burrows and Mark Foster) – thriller and adventure
  • The Fifteenth Character (Rosemary Border) – thriller and adventure
  • L.A. Detective (Philip Prowse) - thriller and adventure
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Gaston Leroux) - crime and mystery
Elementary:
  • The Wizard of Oz (retold by Rosemary Border) – fantasy
  • White Death (Tim Vicary) – thriller and adventure
  • Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp (retold by Judith Dean) – fantasy
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain) – classics
  • Love or Money? (Rowena Akinyemi) – crime and mystery
  • London (John Escott) – factfiles
  • The Coldest Place on Earth (Tim Vicary) – true story
  • The Legends of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving) - fantasy
Pre Intermediate:
  • The Death of Karen Silkwood (Joyce Hannam) – true story
  • Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery) – human interest
  • Robinson Crusoe (retold by Diane Mowat) – classics
  • Dracula (Bram Stoker) – fantasy and horror
  • Agatha Christie, Woman of Mystery (John Escott) – true story
  • Ireland (Tim Vicary) – factfiles
  • Chocolate (Janet Hardy-Gould) - factfiles
  • Henry VIII and his Six Wives (Janet Hardy-Gould) – true story
  • Gandhi (Rachel Bladon) - factfiles
  • Robin Hood (Stephen Colbourn) - adventure
  • The Treasure of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) - classics
Intermediate:
  • A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) – classics
  • Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) – fantasy and horror
  • The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett) – human interest
  • The Last Sherlock Holmes Story (Michael Dibdin) – crime and mystery
  • The Everest Story (Tim Vicary) – factfiles
  • Australia and New Zealand (Christine Lindop) – factfiles
  • Leaving No Footprint, Stories from Asia (retold by Clare West) – world stories
  • The Call of the Wild (Jack London) – classics
  • The USA (Alison Baxter) – factfiles
  • The Prisoner of Zenda (Anthony Hope) – thriller and adventure
  • Dinosaurs (Tim Vicary) – factfiles
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) - classics
Upper Intermediate:
  • Treasure Island (Robert Louis Stevenson) – thriller and adventure
  • Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) – human interest
  • Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) – fantasy and horror
  • Gulliver’s Travels (Jonathan Swift) – classics
  • The History of the English Language (Brigit Viney) – factfiles
  • A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) – classics
  • A Time of Waiting, Stories from Around the World (retold by Clare West) – world stories
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) – crime and mystery

Full text books:
  • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce (Paul Torday) - fiction
  • The Left Hand of God (Paul Hoffman) - fantasy/fiction
  • The Basic Income Guarantee (Charles M. A. Clark) - economics
  • The Tavern on Maple Street (Sharon Owens) - fiction
  • Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) - classics
  • Animal´s People (Indra Sinha) - fiction
  • Animal Farm (George Orwell) - classics
  • George´s Marvellous Medicine (Roald Dahl) - children´s books
  • The Time Traveler´s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) - romance
  • Peter Pan (J. M. Barrie) - classics
  • Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) - classics
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate (Alexander McCall Smith) - fiction
  • The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling) - classics