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    1984

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    1984

    Orwell, George

    The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. This book is still the great modern classic "negative utopia"--a starlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions--a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

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    1984

    Orwell, George.

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    Adam Bede

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    2004

    Adam Bede

    Eliot, George.

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    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

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    M152a
    2012

    Agent zigzag: a true story of Nazi espionage, love, and betrayal

    Macintyre, Ben.

    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with orders to blow up an airplane factory. Instead, he contacted MI5, the British Secret Service. For the next four years, he worked as a double agent, a British spy at the heart of the German Secret Service. Crisscrossing Europe under different names, weaving plans, spreading disinformation, and miraculously keeping his stories straight under intense interrogation, he even managed to gain some profit and seduce beautiful women along the way.

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    Alice's adventures in wonderland : through the looking-glass

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    C319a
    2014

    Alice's adventures in wonderland : through the looking-glass

    Carroll, Lewis 1832-1898.

    A young girl stumbles down a rabbit hole and finds herself in a strange, world and meets eccentric characters.

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    Alice's adventures in wonderland and through the looking-glass

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    2014

    Alice's adventures in wonderland and through the looking-glass

    Carroll, Lewis.

    A young girl stumbles down a rabbit hole into a strange world with eccentric characters.

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    Alice's adventures in wonderland and through the looking-glass

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    2009

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    As you like it: Shakespeare made easy

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    2012

    As you like it: Shakespeare made easy

    Shakespeare, William

    Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.

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    Best stories

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    Best stories

    Dickens, Charles

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    The black arrow

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    2014

    The black arrow

    Stevenson, Robert Louis

    It is May 1460, five years into the Wars of the Roses, and England is in turmoil. As battles rage throughout the Suffolk countryside, Dick Shelton, a ward of the ruthless Sir Daniel Brockley, discovers.

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    The black arrow

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    2008

    The black arrow

    Stevenson, Robert Louis.

    Tells a gripping historic tale of adventure, romance and suspence. Tells a gripping historic tale of adventure, romance and suspense.

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    The black arrow

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    2004

    The black arrow

    Stevenson, Robert Louis.

    Set in England during the Wars of the Roses, this swashbuckling historical novel tells of a young man betrayed by his brutal guardian and forced to seek the help of a mysterious society. Brimming with action, adventure, suspense, and romance, it is a classic portrait of England during one of its most tumultuous eras.

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    Bombay Anna: the real story and remarkable adventures of the King and I Governess

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    Bombay Anna: the real story and remarkable adventures of the King and I Governess

    Morgan, Susan

    If you thought you knew the story of Anna in The King and I, think again. As this riveting biography shows, the real life of Anna Leonowens was far more fascinating than the beloved story of the Victorian governess who went to work for the King of Siam. To write this definitive account, Susan Morgan traveled around the globe and discovered new information that has eluded researchers for years. Anna was born a poor, mixed-race army brat in India, and what followed is an extraordinary nineteenth-century story of savvy self-invention, wild adventure, and far-reaching influence. At a time when most women stayed at home, Anna Leonowens traveled all over the world, witnessed some of the most fascinating events of the Age of Empire, and became a well-known travel writer, journalist, teacher, and lecturer. She remains the one and only foreigner to have spent significant time inside the royal harem of Siam. She emigrated to the United States, crossed all of Russia on her own just before the revolution, and moved to Canada, where she publicly defended the rights of women and the working class. The book also gives an engrossing account of how and why Anna became an icon of American culture in The King and I and its many adaptations.

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    Born wild

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    2013

    Born wild

    Fitzjohn, Tony

    Memoir of Tony Fitsjohn's extraordinary life in Africa and shows how a man driven by impossibly restless spirit can do almost anything from being a bouncer in a brothel to surviving a vicious lion attack, fighting the Tanzanian government, and being appointed an officer of the order of the british empire by the queen.

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    Captains courageous [sound recording]

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    2006

    Captains courageous [sound recording]

    Kipling, Rudyard.

    Classic fable of a boy's initiation into the fellowship of men, played out on the high seas of the late 1800s.

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    Captains Courageous

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    Captains Courageous

    Kipling, Rudyard.

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    The children of Henry VIII

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    Christmas Books

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    Christmas Books

    Dickens, Charles

    A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Heart, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man.

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    A Christmas carol

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    A Christmas carol

    Dickens, Charles

    With its characters exhibiting many qualities as well as failures often ascribed to Dickens himself, the imaginative and entertaining tale relates Ebenezer Scrooge's eerie encounters with a series of spectral visitors. Journeying with them through Christmases past, present, and future, he is ultimately transformed from an arrogant, obstinate, and insensitive miser to a generous, warmhearted, and caring human being. Written by one of England's greatest and most popular novelists, A Christmas Carol has come to epitomize the true meaning of Christmas.

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    Climbing the stairs

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    2012

    Climbing the stairs

    Venkatraman, Padma.

    In India in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accoustomed to a totally different way of life.

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    Collected Dog Stories

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    2014

    Collected Dog Stories

    Kipling, Rudyard

    Stories centered around dogs that reveals the creature's relation to his human counterpart.

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    The complete novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte

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    The complete novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte

    Bronte, Charlotte

    Five classic masterpieces showcase the beauty and passionate imagination of these two extraordinary nineteenth-century novelists. Includes Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor.

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    David Copperfield

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    David Copperfield

    Dickens, Charles

    David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy school-friend James Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora Spenlow; and the magnificently impecunious Wilkins Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations. In David Copperfield - the novel he described as his 'favourite child' - Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of the most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. This edition uses the text of the first volume publication of 1850, and includes updated suggestions for further reading, original illustrations by 'Phiz', a revised chronology and expanded notes. In his new introduction, Jeremy Tambling discusses the novel's autobiographical elements, and its central themes of memory and identity.

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    David Copperfield

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    David Copperfield

    Dickens, Charles

    Based in part on the author's own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man's journey of self-discovery - from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr Murdstone; bubbly Nurse Peggotty; his brilliant, but unworthy schoolmate Steerforth, his eccentric aunt, Betsy Trotwood, the scheming clerk Uriah Heep, the enchanting Dora and the magnificent Mr Macawber - a character much like Dickens' own father. Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure, David Copperfield remains one of the most enduring and popular of Dickens' novels.

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    The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

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    2014

    The dog who could fly: the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side

    Lewis, Damien

    "An instant hit in the UK, this is the true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC.' With beautiful vintage black-and-white photos of Robert and Ant, The Dog Who Could Fly is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Eleanor Aquitaine: a life

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    Elephant run

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    S657e
    2012

    Elephant run

    Smith, Roland.

    Nick endures servitude, beatings, and more after his British father’s plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick’s father and Mya’s brother from a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

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    Elizabeth of York: a Tudor queen and her world

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    2015

    Elizabeth of York: a Tudor queen and her world

    Weir, Allison

    A modern biography of elizabeth of York, the first Tudor queen, and mother of King Henry VIII. Her life spanned one of England's most dramatic and perilous periods. The first child of King Edward IV, Elizabeth enjoyed all the glittering trappings of royalty. But after the death of her father, the disappearence and probable murder of her brothers, the Princess in the Tower, and the usurpation of the throne by her calculating uncle, Richard III, Elizabeth found her world turned upside-down. Weir addresses Elizabeth's relationship with Richard and her covert support for--and the subsequent marriage to--Henry Tudor, the exiled pretender who defeated Richard at the Battle of Bosworth and was crowned Henry VII. Drawing from a rich trove of historical records, Weir provides a long overdue and much-deserved look at this unforgettable princess whose line descends to today's British monarch--a woman who overcame tragedy and danger to become one of England's most beloved consorts.

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    Enemy brothers: a story of World War II

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    S266e
    2008

    Enemy brothers: a story of World War II

    Savery, Constance.

    British airman Dym Ingleford is convinced that young Max Eckermann is his brother, Anthony, who was kidnapped years before.

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    Far from the madding crowd

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    Far from the madding crowd

    Hardy, Thomas

    Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps the most pastoral of Hardy's Wessex novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive Bathsheba Everdene, whose wayward nature leads her to both tragedy and true love. It tells of the dashing Sergeant Troy whose rakish philosophy of life was '...the past was yesterday; never, the day after'. And lastly, of the introverted and reclusive gentleman farmer, Mr Boldwood, whose love fills him with '...a fearful sense of exposure', when he first sets eyes on Bathsheba.

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    The fellowship of the ring

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    c.3
    2012

    The fellowship of the ring

    Tolkien, J.R.R.

    In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom ,there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

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    The fellowship of the ring

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    2010

    The fellowship of the ring

    Tolkien, J. R. R.

    The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit, Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore- the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed- Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.

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    The few: the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Brtian in the summer of 1940

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    2012

    The few: the American "Knights of the Air" who risked everything to save Brtian in the summer of 1940

    Kershaw, Alex.

    By the summer of 1940 World War II had been under way for nearly a year. Hitler was triumphant and planning an invasion of England. But the United States was still a neutral country and, as Winston Churchill later observed, "the British people held the fort alone." A few Americans, however, did not remain neutral. They joined Britain's Royal Air Force to fight Hitler's air aces and help save Britain in its darkest hour. The Few is the never-before-told story of these thrill-seeking Americans who defied their country's neutrality laws to fly side-by-side with England's finest pilots.

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    Finest hour : Battle of Britain

    940.5421
    C622f
    2006

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    The four loves

    241.4
    L673t
    2018

    The four loves

    Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963, author.

    How does love work in our daily lives? In this work C. S. Lewis explores the four kinds of human love in one of his most famous works of nonfiction.

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    Francis Bacon : The temper of a man

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    Francis Bacon : The temper of a man

    Bowen, Catherine Drinker.

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    Frankenstein

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    Frankenstein

    Shelly, Mary Wollstonecraft.

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    Gallipoli

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    2014

    Gallipoli

    Hart, Peter 1955-

    The WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive new history explains that from the initial landings--which ended with so much blood in the sea it could be seen from airplanes overhead--to the desperate attacks of early summer and the battle of attrition that followed, it was a tragic folly.

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    A genius deception: how cunning helped the British win two world wars

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    2012

    A genius deception: how cunning helped the British win two world wars

    Rankin, Nicholas

    Lively and comprehensive history of how Britain bluffed, tricked, and spied its way to victory in two world wars.

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    George Eliot

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    George Eliot

    Ermarth, Elizabeth Deeds

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    The great escape: tunnel to freedom

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    2011

    The great escape: tunnel to freedom

    Meserole, Mike.

    "For you, the war is over!" That's what the Allied airmen shot down and imprisoned by the Germans were told by their captors on their first day. But these brave men knew that they still had an important duty- escape and cause as much havoc behind enemy lines as possible! The most audacious escape plan of all was hatched by an extraordinary group of men in 1943. It would involve hundreds of men digging three long tunnels deep underground, disposing of tons of sand, counterfeiting documents, and inventing tools right under the watchful eyes of their Nazi guards. The plan was for 200 men to escape one dark winter night. Could they do it?.

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    Gulliver's travels

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    Gulliver's travels

    Swift, Jonathan.

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    Gunga Din and other favorite poems

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    The guns of August

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    c.2
    2014

    The guns of August

    Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim, 1912-1989

    A military history dealing with the first month of World War One. It offers an overview of the events which subsequently produced the stalemate of trench warfare.

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    Heart of Darkness

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    2016

    Heart of Darkness

    Conrad, Joseph

    In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and infulence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and vlaues but the nature and values of his society.

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    Heart of darkness

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    Heart of darkness

    Conrad, Joseph.

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