We've added some new titles and some new audio during September. Hope you like them....!
Did you know that George Washington fought for the British Army against the French and that he was refused the chance to become a permanent officer? What turned this Virginia farmer into the general who forced the British out of America? Why did this loyal supporter of the British change his mind?
Sherlock Holmes is asked to solve a mystery that saves a dead man’s reputation and shows that his son is innocent of the terrible murder of a drunken old sea captain.
We will never forget the name of Auschwitz, the camp where Hitler and his Nazi government killed hundreds of thousands of Jews and many other people in the Second World War.
We've also added audio versions for a number of existing titles, take a look and see if anything catches your eye (or ear)...
It was not many years ago that a doctor had to decide between operating to save a person’s life but perhaps killing him from the pain or leaving him to die. For this reason, the most important part of the operation was speed. Anaesthesia was, therefore, necessary not just to save a patient’s life but also to allow for longer and more difficult operations.
In this very short story, the great Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy, tells a story that seems like a children’s tale as it includes a king and a wise old man.
Guy de Maupassant is France’s greatest writer of short stories and this is one of his most powerful. It is about an old woman whose son is killed and who promises him that she will get revenge. But how can she? She is old and cannot fight a young murderer.
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