Nivel A1: Begginer
It is the summer of 1797 and the officers of the British Navy fear that there will be further mutinies amongst the sailors who have had to endure the terrible conditions on board British ships.
Billy Budd is handsome, strong, reliable, efficient and loyal. But he is victimised by Claggart, the vindictive and cruel master-at-arms, who accuses him of insubordination.
Anna & the Fighter
Anna is making her first trip alone to visit her aunt. She is nervous and excited. Who is the strange man in her train carriage?
Private investigator Lenny Samuel is in work again. Lenny is hired to discover the identity of the robber who raids banks wearing a duck mask, but he ends up looking the fool himself. Will the police send him to jail as a member of the gang? Or will they believe he is innocent?
An adventure thriller. Who is the running girl who pushes a cassette of film into Pete’s hand in the shopping mall? His curiosity piqued, Pete takes the pictures to be developed and the mystery deepens.
Nivel A2: Elementary
A new Lease of Death
Chief Inspector Wexford had been sure that the murder of an old lady was carried out by her employee, Herbert Painter, and the courts had agreed with him. But then Henry Archery, whose son is engaged to marry Painter’s daughter, starts questioning the case…
Kiss Before Dying
A powerful, hard-hitting adult story of murder and suspense by one of America’s foremost novelists, which since its publication in 1954, has been made into several very successful feature films.
Bridget Jone’s Diary
Helen Fielding’s story of the loveable Bridget, and her struggles with men and weight, was made internationally famous by the film starring Hugh Grant and Renée Zellweger.
The Last Juror
In Clanton, Mississippi, not much happens. There aren’t many interesting stories for Willie Traynor’s newspaper. But then there’s a murder. When the killer goes to jail, the story does not end. Everybody is afraid now of this man and his family. Will there be more killings? Who will be next?
Nivel B1: Lower Intermediate
Go-Between, The Book & MP3 Pack
It is the summer of 1900 and Leo is staying with his friend Marcus. Leo likes Marcus’s beautiful older sister very much. To make her happy, he becomes a secret messenger for her and a local farmer. But then he realizes what their messages are about, and his whole life begins to change.
Teacher Man Book & MP3 Pack
When Frank McCourt becomes a teacher in New York, he finds himself standing in front of bored, confused, angry students. Will he fail as a teacher? Or can he use his miserable Irish childhood to help his students? This is the true story of one man’s surprising, upsetting, but sometimes very funny experiences in the classroom.
Love Actually. Book & MP3 Pack
In London, Christmas is coming and the people in this story have love on their minds. Some have found love; some have lost it. Some accept their loneliness; others live in hope. Even the new British prime minister’s thoughts are not always on his job – because love, actually, is all around us.
The Street Lawyer
Michael is a successful lawyer with Drake and Sweeney. Then a homeless man attacks him. As Michael tries to discover who the man was, he uncovers a dangerous secret about Drake and Sweeney.
When Edinburgh restaurant owner Alex Maclennan is found dead in his bathroom, Inspector Jenny Logan is called in to investigate. At first his death looks like an accident but Logan begins to think it could be murder. Does his wife, his brother-in-law or his friend know more about his death than they will admit? Logan uncovers the truth about Alex’s business affairs and personal life, and devises a plan to catch the killer.
Nivel B2: Intermediate
The Amsterdam Connection
Journalist Kate Jensen is shocked when her friend Max is found murdered in Amsterdam. She goes there to search for her friend’s killer and starts asking questions at the football club he owned. It soon becomes clear that someone doesn’t want her to get any answers and Kate discovers that football can be a very dangerous game indeed.
Peter, a long-distance lorry driver, gives a lift to a 16-year-old hitch-hiker. As the boy confides in him, Peter discovers that his name is John and that he has run away from home after a violent row with his uncle. The police are now carrying out a nationwide search for John as his uncle has been found dead.
Meet Me In Istanbul
An adventure thriller set in Turkey. Tom Smith flies to Istanbul to join his fiancée for a holiday, but Angela fails to meet him that evening as arranged. The next morning Tom has some terrible news…
15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their university graduation. Soon their lives will go in separate directions. But where will they be on 15th July of the following year, and the year after that? One Day is a wonderful and moving love story which takes place over the decades of the eighties, nineties and ‘noughties’.
Nivel B2: Upper Intermediate
The island of Tanakuatua seems like heaven to the forty people who go there to create a new society. But soon they start to die in a horrible way. Something strange is in the forest. Two of the group decide to fight!
Death on the Nile
Linnet Ridgeway is rich, beautiful and clever. She appears to have everything. But Linnet also has enemies. When she is shot dead on a passenger boat in Egypt, it is for tunate that Hercule Poirot is also on the trip. But even for the great Belgian detective, this is not a simple case.
East 43rd Street
It’s Christmas in New York and private investigator Nathan Marley is hired by a rich attractive woman to reclaim a briefcase of jewellery from a locker at Grand Central station. Marley is right not to trust the woman and soon finds himself involved in a case of criminal activity involving fraud, computer hacking and kidnap.
I have no job. I have no money. I have debts I can’t pay. I do, however, have a case. Rudy Baylor is ready to finish law school but loses his first job before he has even started. Then Dot and Bud Black ask for his help in their fight against a powerful insurance company. Their son, Donny Ray, is dying. His claim for medical insurance has been refused. Can Rudy, an inexperienced student, really give them any hope?
Heart of Darkness
Resting one night on a boat on the River Thames, Charlie Marlow tells his friends about his experiences as a steamboat captain on the River Congo. There, in the heart of Africa, his search for the extraordinary Mr Kurtz caused him to question his own nature and values – and the nature and values of his society.
All I Want
Alex is a 30-year-old art gallery assistant and hopelessly in love with her boss, Brad. Then, an incident at the gallery means they have to spend a few days at Brad’s country house. This is Alex’s opportunity to impress but nothing seems to go the way she planned. A surprise guest and a Christmas party help Alex to discover what she really, really wants.
In the Shadow of the Mountain
A tragic love story is uncovered as journalist Clare Crowe goes to Switzerland to bring home a relative’s body. Clare’s grandfather has been found frozen in a glacier, 74 years after a climbing accident. Clare knows this could make an interesting story for her newspaper, but as she investigates her grandfather’s last climb, she learns that the accident wasn’t as simple as she had first thought.
Lenny Samuel, the Los Angeles private detective, is hired to investigate threats made to a famous film actress.
Nivel C1: Advanced
He Knows Too Much
An English company executive in India is dismissed after he tries to uncover corruption within his company. He returns to England where his life falls apart and his marriage breaks up. He then sets out on a one-man search for the truth behind his dismissal. He turns to the rich mystery and beauty of India and is finally forced to choose between love and revenge.
Frozen Pizza and Other Slices of Life
A collection of stories that offer eight slices of life in England today. The themes covered include British eating habits, the media, inner-city problems, immigration, football hooliganism, student life, leisure activities and the countryside. Well-observed, lively and amusing, these stories provide a fascinating picture of the country at the start of a new century.
Carlos the Jackal is back! He is getting older and he wants the blood of his enemy, Jason Bourne, while he still has his assassin’s skills. Bourne has no choice. To protect his family and himself, he must leave his quiet academic life and hunt the hunter. Will this be a battle to the death?