• Skeleton Key (Alex Rider)

    Teenage superspy Alex Rider is enlisted by the national security services again – this time for a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

    But before long, Alex finds himself caught up in a terrifying chain of events that leads from the Chinese Triad gangs in London to an undercover assignment in Cuba. Alex begins to make chilling links between suspicious deaths, an illegal nuclear weapons deal and the plans of his host, Russian General Sarov, for the future of the world…

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    Skeleton Key (Alex Rider)

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  • Indian Summer

    While attempting to teach at an inner London comprehensive Will Randall is taken up by an elderly German woman who asks him to accompany her to India. Nothing ventured, he agrees and so begins a wonderful life-changing adventure. Set down in Puna (3 hours from Bombay) he begins work teaching English at a slum school. Most of the children are orphans or parentless (one lost his parents four years previously when his mother had let go of his hand at a railway station and he ‘d boarded the wrong train ). When zamidars -slum barons – arrive and threaten to pull down the school Randall has to put on a fund-raising performance of the Indian epic The Ramayana in order to help the slum dwellers buy their own land. Meanwhile he’s also been spotted by a Bollywood Director who persuades him to take the role of leading man in his new film. Will Randall is ‘the teacher who travels’ and, as in SOLOMON TIME, this is a funny and heart-warming account of how one man’s enthusiasm and old-fashioned desire to do good have helped to preserve a community.

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    Indian Summer

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  • Tales from Two Cities: Travels of Another Sort

    In 1985, Dervla Murphy lived in Bradford and Birmingham, where she witnessed firsthand the effects of urban deprivation and racial tension.

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