With the proceeds from his latest invention, Crackpot Whistling Sweets, Commander Caractacus Pott buys his family their first car. It looks like a wreck, but once restored it turns out to be no ordinary vehicle: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a magical car wh... read more
A phizzwhizzing new edition of Roald Dahl's classic story, in glorious full colour for the first time.
Danny lives in a gipsy caravan with his father, the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had.
All the land around them belon... read more
So the club rose, the blood came down, and his bitterness and his anguish and his guilt were compounded' Drawing on his own experiences of prejudice in an America violently divided by race, James Baldwin's searing essays blend the intensely personal with the political to envisage a better world.
|Author:||Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Richard Pevear (Translator); Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)|
|Series:||Vintage Classics Promo|
On they went singing 'Eternal Memory', and whenever they stopped, the sound of their feet, the horses and the gusts of wind seemed to carry on their singing...Doctor Zhivago is the epic novel of Russia in the throes of revolution and one of the greatest love stories ever told. Yuri... read more
In a sleepy village in medieval Spain, a retired country gentleman spends his waking hours consuming tales of chivalry. Seeing no impediments - such as logic, propriety or sanity - to fulfilling his dreams, this would-be hero reinvents himself as the Knight Errant, Don Quixote. He set... read more
|Series:||Penguin Modern Classics Ser.|
Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell This unusual fictional account - in good part autobiographical - narrates without self-pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down-and-out of two great cities. The Parisian... read more
|Author:||Bram Stoker; Maurice Hindle (Introduction by, Notes by); Christopher Frayling (Preface by); Ang Lee (Illustrator)|
|Series:||Penguin Classics Ser.|
'I am Dracula. And I bid you welcome to my house?He is deathly pale. His fingernails are cut to sharp points. His teeth protrude menacingly from his mouth in clouds of rancid breath... Yet even Count Dracula?s unnerving appearance and the frightened reaction of the ... read more
"Dracula" still thrills and chills today...and forever. This title is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Thanks to the huge success of the "Twilight" series, vampires have become the most popular supernatural creatures on earth. But "Dracula" is the one that... read more
Ray Bradbury's internationally acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 is a masterwork of twentieth-century literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than... read more
'Good b.o means good "box office." You can smell it from a mile away' The legendary sixties New York pop artist Andy Warhol's hilarious and insightful vignettes and aphorisms on the topics of love, fame and beauty.
Another hour gone. But I'm not afraid. There's only one thing I regret- that I've lived for so many years without knowing where human happiness is to be found.' In these stories, four writers - all exiles from revolutionary Russia - explore four deaths in a world in which old certainties have dissolved forever.
|Reading Level:||General Adult|
Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein pioneered the deeply explored battle between monster and man. Follow three narratives in this ageless tale that navigates fear, fixation, love and desire, while finding an anchor in humanity. The combination of fantastical ele... read more