Classic Fiction


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  • Cover scan of Treasure Island
    Treasure Island
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Sovereign
    Jim Hawkins gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself.
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    The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
    Muriel Spark - Paperback - Penguin
    Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over the group of 'special girls' at the Marcia Blaine Academy. Each is famous for something & are initiated into a world of adult games & extra-curricular activities they will never forget.
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    The Hound Of The Baskervilles
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - BBC
    It was Sir Charles's mysterious death in the grounds of Baskerville Hall that brought Sherlock Holmes to the scene of one of his most famous and intriguing cases.
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    The Memoirs Of Sherlock Holmes
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - BBC
    Dr Watson records eleven stories revealing the astonishing abilities of the famous consulting detective, similar only in that they exhibit those unusual and outré features so dear to Holmes, his chronicler and their myriad readers.
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    The Sign Of Four
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Paperback - BBC
    A dense yellow miasma swirls in the streets of London as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson accompany a beautiful young woman to a sinister assignation.
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    St Ronan's Well
    Walter Scott - Paperback - Nabu
    The novel portrays the fashionable society of the fictional spa-town of Saint-Ronan's. The plot revolves around the enmity of two half-brothers, Valentine Bulmer and Francis Tyrrel. Their father, the Earl of Etherington has secretly married Tyrrel's mother abroad, then later made a public marriage to Bulmer's mother. Bulmer is thus the recognised heir and Tyrrel considered to be illegitimate.
  • Cover scan of Treasure Island
    Treasure Island
    Robert Louis Stevenson - Paperback - Broadview
    Stevenson's classic tale of buccaneers, a treasure map, and a hunt for buried gold introduced the character of Long John Silver and brought moral ambiguity into children's books. This edition celebrates the ultimate book of pirates and examines its innovations and unrivalled place in literary history.
  • Cover scan of The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
    The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie
    Muriel Spark - Book with sound disc - Canongate
    Miss Brodie is a teacher who exerts a powerful influence over the group of 'special girls' at the Marcia Blaine Academy. Each is famous for something & are initiated into a world of adult games & extra-curricular activities they will never forget.
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    Orlando
    Virginia Woolf - Paperback - Canongate
    Originally published in 1928 this classic story by Virginia Woolf was modelled on her friend Vita Sackville-West's personality. Orlando chooses her own sexual identity as she lives through three centuries as both a man and a woman.
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    Waverley
    Sir Walter Scott - Paperback - Penguin Classics
    Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, 'Waverley' tells the story of Edward Waverley, an idealistic daydreamer whose loyalty to his regiment is threatened when they are sent to the Scottish Highlands where he is drawn to Fergus Mac-Ivor and his beautiful sister, both loyal to Charles Stuart.

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