The Day of the Jackal 2nd Edn.(Penguin Readers 4)
Frederick Forsyth, 2008A secret organisation plans to assassinate the French president, General de Gaulle. Their leader, Colonel Marc Rodin, decides to hire a professional, someone unknown to the French police. He and his men choose "the Jackal." Can police detective Claude Lebel stop the killing and save the President's life?
The Fall of the House of Usher and other stories (Penguin Readers 3)
Edgar Allan Poe, 2000There are five stories in this book. 'The Fall of the House of Usher' and 'The Barrel of Amontillado' are stories of madness; 'The Maelström' describes fear of death during a storm on the ocean; and in 'The Stolen Letter' meet C. Auguste Dupin, Poe's famous Parisian detective
The Fruitcake Special and other stories (Cambridge English Readers 4)
Frank Brennan, 2000Five stories about discovery - a perfume that attracts men, a book that shows people's thoughts, a remarkable change in a widow's life, the secret of high intelligence, and a way of making time stand still - make up this entertaining collection
The Great Discovery (Penguin Readers 3)
Mandy Loader, 2000Archaeologist Tim Saunders sits opposite a mysterious girl on a train in Egypt. He notices the bracelet she's wearing. He thinks it may be a treasure from the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. Is Tim going to make a great discovery? And is there a curse on the lost treasure?
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Oxford Bookworms 4)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1989When the body of Sir Charles Baskerville is found in his garden, there are no signs to explain his death. Did he die of fright? Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson have another mysterious case to solve. The terrible spectacle of the beast, the fog of the moor, the discovery of a body, this classic horror story pits detective against dog. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the wild Devon moorland with the footprints of a giant hound nearby, the blame is placed on a family curse. It is left to Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson to solve the mystery of the legend of the phantom hound before Sir Charles' heir comes to an equally gruesome end. The Hound Of The Baskervilles gripped readers when it was first serialised and has continued to hold its place in the popular imagination.
The Mosquito Coast (Penguin Readers 4)
Paul Theroux, 1995Allie Fox hates America and he hates the twentieth century. He takes his wife and children to the jungle in Honduras to make a new, simple life. But Allie starts to go mad and pulls his family into a life which is much worse and more frightening than anything they knew in America
The Mystery of the Blue Mines (Penguin Readers 3)
Kris Anderson, 2000There's something wrong with the Blue Mines at Arralooma in Central Australia. Is the company only mining opals there, or are they doing other things? A policeman is found dead near the Blue Mines. The Special Police Team in Sydney sends Steve Malone to solve the mystery
The Phantom of the Opera (Penguin Readers 5)
Gaston Leroux, 2002There is a climate of secrecy and fear at the Paris Opera. People are dying and a beautiful young singer has disappeared. Is this the work of the Opera ghost? Is the ghost a man or a monster? And what else will he do to get what he wants?
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oxford Bookworms 3)
Oscar Wilde, 1989"When we are happy, we are always good," says Lord Henry, "but when we are good, we are not always happy." Lord Henry's lazy, clever words lead the young Dorian Gray into a world where it is better to be beautiful than to be good; a world where anything can be forgiven - even murder - if it can make people laugh at a dinner party
The Ring (Penguin Readers 3)
Bernard Smith, 2000One day Rafael was well; the next day he was completely mad. What happened to make him crazy? The story of Rafael and his gold ring is a story of murder, mystery and love. Many people know part of the story, but only Rafael knows what really happened. And Rafael is mad.
The Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Readers 3)
Johann Wyss, 2000"It was the seventh day of the storm. We didn't know where we were. Everyone on the ship believed that death was very near." The Robinson family do not die at sea; they find their way to a small island. But what can they do now? What will they eat? Luckily, the mother and father have useful skills and they can teach their four sons. But how long will they be there on the island?
The Way Home (Cambridge English Readers 6)
Sue Leather, 2004Eight journeys which change lives forever - a New York fashion buyer returns to her English home, a successful author meets an old friend, a reporter travels to an execution, a lorry driver gives an escaped prisoner a lift, a taxi driver picks up 'Bruce Lee', a bus ride home changes a film writer's life and work, a man's love for a tram driver leads him to follow her, and four strangers meet at a motel for the first and last time.
The Young King and Other Stories (Penguin Readers 3)
Oscar Wilde, 2000Strange and wonderful things happen in the seven short stories in this book. Oscar Wilde takes us into a world of kings and queens, mermaids and witches, giants and dwarfs, and talking animals. Exciting and amusing, happy and sad, these are stories for people of all ages
Three Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Penguin Readers 4)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 2000Sherlock Holmes is a great detective. There are few cases that he cannot solve. In these three stories we meet a young woman who is terrified by a 'speckled band,' a family who think five orange pips are a sign of death, and a banker who believes his son is a thief. But are things really as they seem?
Three Great Plays of Shakespeare (Penguin Readers 4)
Karen Holmes, Andy Hopkins & Jocelyn Potter, 2000These are three of Shakespeare's greatest, and most tragic, plays. In each story, the main characters die - cruel Macbeth, unhappy King Lear and the doomed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. They die because they, or others, are weak, greedy or very foolish. But, like real people, they have good qualities and moments of greatness too.
Vanity Fair (Penguin Readers 3)
William Makepeace Thackeray, 2000Becky Sharp works at a school for young ladies until, at the age of seventeen, she is given a job as a governess. Her friend Amelia comes from a rich family and is in love with an army officer. Becky has no family and no money, but she is a very strong young woman. What will the future hold for these two friends? Will they marry well and be happy? Or will life be unkind to them?
Windows of the Mind (Cambridge English Readers 5)
Frank Brenna, 2001Each of these stories centres around one of the five senses. We meet a well-known broadcaster whose blindness is her power, a war hero who hates noise and wants silence, a wine-taster who has an accident, a university lecturer who learns Tai Chi, and a magazine journalist who smells scandal and will do anything for a good story
Dr Jonnie RobinsonDiploma Lecture 2012
Marco FederighiGPC/Pre-sessional Lecture 2008