A Little Princess
Summarily banished to an attic room and forced to work as an errand girl after her father's death leaves her destitute, warm-hearted Sara Crewe – until then a model pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies – finds solace by imagining she is a princess disguised as a servant. A masterpiece of Victorian children's literature, this novel demonstrates kindness, resourcefulness and resilience. Age 9+ Off-mint.
Classic English Love Poems
From lines by the 14th-century Lincolnshire poet Robert Mannyng (1288–1338), to ‘Is My Team Ploughing?’ from AE Housman’s A Shropshire Lad (1896), this romantic anthology spans six centuries and includes, among its 87 poems, works by many of the greatest poets in English literature.
An Illustrated History
This concise history of Egypt over five millennia, from the first dynasties of the pharaohs, through the periods of Roman, Islamic, Ottoman and British rule, and into the 21st century, provides an insight into the culture of modern Egypt through profiles of key figures such as the singer Umm Kulthum (d.1975) and the writer Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006).
Horrible Histories Beastly Book Set
Ten Beastly Books
From Awful Egyptians and Groovy Greeks to the Woeful Second World War, by way of Measly Middle Ages, Terrifying Tudors and Vile Victorians, here is Terry Deary's 'history with the nasty bits left in'. Awash in blood and guts, shameless alliteration, and drawings by Martin Brown, the Beastly Book Set contains ten volumes; the other four books are Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings, Gorgeous Georgians and the Frightful First World War. Age 7+
Deadly Days in History
Awful assassinations, bloody battles, revolting revolutions and fearful famines... History has always been horrible (or at least since 1993 when Horrible Histories first appeared), but this book is a selection of its most dreadful dates. Beneath the blood and bullets, the book is packed with proper historical facts on 50 gruesome events, from a massacre in Talheim around 5000 BCE to a Nazi death camp. Age 9+