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Matilda
Matilda Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
‘We saw Miss Trunchbull grab a girl by the pigtails and throw her over the playground fence!’
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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
‘I, Willy Wonka, have decided to allow five children to visit my factory this year. These lucky five will be allowed to see all the secrets and magic.’
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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The definitive edition of Anne Frank's diary, now in Penguin Black Classics.
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Letters From A Stoic
Letters From A Stoic Seneca
Seeing self-possession as the key to an existence lived 'in accordance with nature', the Stoic philosophy called for the restraint of animal instincts and the importance of upright ethical ideals and virtuous living.
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Letters To A Young Poet
Letters To A Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
The poet Rilke's lyrical and life-changing advice to an aspiring young writer is among the most inspiring expressions of youthful creativity there has ever been.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was a key figure in helping to secure the abolition of slavery in America – discover his Narrative on the 150th anniversary of that event.
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Flush
Flush Virginia Woolf
This playful, witty biography of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's pet spaniel - involving Italian travels and kidnappings - asks what it is to be a dog, and a human.
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Kidnapped
Kidnapped Olaudah Equiano
The searing autobiography of Olaudah Equiano - African slave, sailor and finally a free man - fuelled the eighteenth-century abolitionist movement.
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The Nun Of Murano
The Nun Of Murano Giacomo Casanova
In this outrageous episode from the memoirs of the world's most infamous seducer, Casanova recalls his amorous exploits in a Venetian convent.
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A Modern Detective
A Modern Detective Edgar Allan Poe
In these two stories gentleman sleuth C. Auguste Dupin, the first fictional detective, investigates the death of a young girl and the grisly murders in the Rue Morgue.
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The Travels
The Travels Marco Polo
Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown east and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time.
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Night
Night Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel
Describing in simple terms the tragic murder of a people from a survivor's perspective, Night is among the most personal, intimate and poignant of all accounts of the Holocaust. A compelling consideration of the darkest side of human nature and the enduring power of hope, it remains one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
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