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The Richmond Secondary Readers are a multi-genre, four-level series of carefully-graded readers for older learners. They feature adaptations of classic literature, new fiction, biographies and gamebooks. Each reader includes an audio CD, a glossary and extra comprehension activities and may be used as either a supplement to any main course or as a stand-alone resource.
Laura likes her job but she does not like the other people in the company. Jack is her only friend. One day she finds a piece of paper in the office with some mysterious words on it. Then Jack disappears. What is happening? Laura discovers that the company has a terrible secret.
When Maria discovers Harriet Beecham’s body in the river, she runs to tell the police. But first she takes something: a necklace. She knows that this is wrong, but she doesn’t realise that other people also want the necklace. And they will do anything to find it.
Joseph is excited about starting work for Mr Felberg. But there is a problem with Sidney, Mr Felberg’s assistant. Why doesn’t Sidney like Joseph? Joseph watches Sidney. Does Sidney have a secret? Joseph is not the only one watching Sidney. Something or someone is watching Sidney all the time and Sidney doesn’t like it.
There are problems for the people of Fardor. Zadra, the Lord of Traygot, has a plan that is bad for Fardor and bad for the world. You must go to Traygot. You must stop Zadra.
In this fun and exciting game book, you participate in the story and you make the decisions. Can you stop Zadra?
Sea Bird Cottage is the ideal place for a holiday. That’s what Mrs Dale and her children think when they first arrive. But the cottage has a sad history. What are the noises they hear at night? Who is the mysterious figure in the garden? And who is the boy from yesterday?
Each of the courtyards in Craigen Castle tells a tragic story. When Ed and Joan go to visit the castle, they discover that they cannot get out. As it gets darker, the past begins to come alive. Joan is terrified. It is all part of the plan. But whose plan is it?
Eva wants to go to the cinema, but she has to look after seven-year-old Jason for the evening.
Nobody wants to look after Jason – he is impossible! But Eva and Jason make a good team when they have to join forces against a dangerous stranger.
‘You live in the past and you don’t see how fast things are changing!’ Philip shouts at his father. Philip loves computers and basketball. Sometimes he thinks no one else understands how important these things are. When Philip, his family and his team travel to a basketball match one Saturday, something happens which changes his life.
A collection of four short stories
THE ROAD THROUGH THE HILLS
THE MUSIC OF THE FOREST
You are an agent for the French Secret Service. Your mission is to go to England and find the dangerous criminal, Mauriac. You will have to speak English well.
In this fun and exciting game book, you participate in the story and you make the decisions. But can you find Mauriac before he commits his crime?
It is the year 2285. A spaceship has mysteriously disappeared. Your spaceship is sent to investigate. During your journey through the galaxy you will meet some interesting aliens. Can you find your way back to Earth again? In this fun and exciting puzzle book you participate in
the story and you make the decisions. Can you uncover the mystery?
The city of Rosca is preparing for a presidential visit when the body of a young man is found near the American consulate. He is very well dressed, but there is something missing. Why isn’t he wearing any shoes? It is Rymer’s job to discover the man’s identity. His investigation leads him to a theatre group with a very surprising final act.
Mr Utterson is worried about his friend, Dr Jekyll. What is the reason for his strange behaviour? And what is the true identity of his brutal assistant, Mr Hyde? As Mr Utterson attempts to answer these questions, he learns of Jekyll’s incredible discovery and its tragic consequences.
Victor Frankenstein is an ambitious young student. ‘I will show the world the mystery of life!’ he declares. But he is horrified by the monster he creates. ‘Why did you play with life in this way?’ cries the monster. Rejected by society, the monster is determined to destroy his creator and all those who are dear to him.
Three of Oscar Wilde’s most popular short stories
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE
THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET
You are going to London for a short holiday. You will have to speak English. Can you reserve a hotel room? Do you know what to say in a shop? Can you understand an English joke? In this fun and informative game book, you participate in the story and you make all the decisions. And during your stay, you will learn a lot about the fascinating city of London, the people and their customs.
Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to visit his client, Count Dracula. While there, he discovers that the Count has a terrible and bloody secret. When Dracula moves to England, Jonathan’s friends and family are in danger of becoming his victims. Can they destroy the evil Count before he wins control of their lives?
Jane Eyre survives a loveless childhood at her aunt’s house. When she receives an education, her existence is still cold and solitary and she dreams of living a more fulfilling life. Then she finds work as a governess and meets the enigmatic Mr Rochester. Has Jane at last met someone who can give her love and treat her as an equal? Or will Mr Rochester’s mysterious past come back to darken their love?
This is the story of two sisters: one with good sense and the other with romantic sensibility. Together with their mother, they must make a life for themselves after the death of their father. They are obliged to leave their home and have very little money to live on. Marriage offers the best prospect of security, but the Dashwood sisters have very different ideas on love and marriage.
This adaptation of the classic humorous novel tells the story of a mischievous boy growing up by the Mississippi river in the nineteenth century.
Tom is always looking for adventure, and he and his friend Huckleberry Finn witness a murder, run away to live as pirates, attend their own funeral, hunt for buried treasure and track down some thieves.
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