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ADAMS, RICHARD				THE PLAGUE DOGS
WATERSHIP DOWN
Here is an extract:
"Is that you Hazel?" said Cowslip. "You're welcome, and so are your friends. 
We're glad you've come"

No human beings, except the courageous and experienced blind, are able to sense
much in a strange place where they cannot see, but with rabbits it is otherwise. 
They spend half their lives underground in darkness or near-darkness and touch, 
smell and hearing convey as much or more to them than sight. Hazel now had the 
clearest knowledge of where he was. He would have recognized the place if he had 
left at once and come back six months later. He was at one end of the largest burrow 
he had ever been in; sandy, warm and dry, with a hard bare floor. There wrer several 
tree roots running across the roof and it was these that supported the unusual span.
There were a great number of rabbits in the place - many more than he was bringing. 
All had the same rich opulent smell as Cowslip.

There were no more speeches. Rabbitshave their own conventions and formalities, but 
these are few and short by human standards. If Hazel had been a human being he would 
have been expected to introduce his companions one by one and no doubt each would 
have been taken in charge as a guest by one of their hosts. In the great burrow, however 
things happened differently. The rabbits mingles naturally. They did not talk for talking's 
sake, in the artificial manner that human beings - sometimes even dogs and cats - do. 
But they were not communicating by talking. All over the burrow, both the newcommers 
and those who were at home were accustoming themselves to each  other in their own 
way and their own time; getting to know what the strangers smelt  like, how they breathed, 
how they scratched, the feel of their rhythms and pulses. These were their topics and 
subjects of discussion, carried on without need of speech.

ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY LITTLE WOMEN

LITTLE MEN
ANGELOU, MAYA I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS
ANDERSON, SHERWOOD WINESBURG, OHIO
ASIMOV, ISSAC I, ROBOT
ROBOTS OF DAWN
BALDWIN, JAMES				GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN

Baldwin in general

BARRIE, Sir JAMES (J.M.) PETER PAN
BAWDEN, N. HUMBUG
THE REAL PLATO JONES

THE BIBLE
Old Testament: GENESIS & EXODUS. (Revised Standard Version): New Testament: MATTHEW, THE ACTS
BLACKWOOD, G.ary L. WILD TIMOTHY (Out of Print!) BRADBURY, RAY FAHRENHEIT 451
BROOKNER, ANITA HOTEL DU LAC
BUCK, PEARL S. THE GOOD EARTH
 

CARROLL, LEWIS ALICE IN WONDERLAND
CATHER, WILLA SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE GIRL
CHANDLER, RAYMOND The BIG SLEEP
COLLINS, WILKIE THE WOMAN IN WHITE
CONAN-DOYLE, ARTHUR THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES
CONRAD, JOSEPH THE SECRET SHARER
COOPER, JAMES FENNIMORE THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
CRANE, STEPHEN THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
CHRISTOPHER, J. THE TRIPODS TRILOGY

DAHL, ROAL BOY
DEFOE, DANIEL ROBINSON CRUSOE
DICKENS, CHARLES GREAT EXPECTATIONS
DHONDY, FARUKH BLACK SWAN

TRIP TRAP
(Out of Print: see Mr. Grant)
DU MAURIER, DAPHNE REBECCA

ELIOT, GRORGE MIDDLEMARCH
EMECHETA, BUCHI IN THE DITCH

The Story:

A social documentary set in London in the late 1960s that tells of a young, lone Nigerian mother's determination to carve a place for herself against the odds. Adah strugglesagainst the combined disapproval and intervention of council officials, the welfare system, neighbors, and poverty in her resolution to combine study, work, and motherhood. Her story is told with honesty, warmth, and humor. Emecheta has produced a fast-moving and enthralling narrative.

About the Author:
BUCHI EMECHETA was born in Nigeria and came to England in 1962. Her novels include 'In the Ditch', 'The Joys of Motherhood', 'Kehinde','Head Above Water', and 'Gwendolen'.

FALKNER, WILLIAM COLLECTED STORIES, esp. ‘Barn Burning’
FARRRELL, J.G. THE SEIGE OF KRISHNAPHUR
FORSYTH, FREDERICK THE DAY OF THE JACKAL
FOWLES, JOHN THE COLLECTOR
FRANK, ANNE THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

GALLICO, PAUL THE SNOW GOOSE
GASKELL, ELIZABETH MARY BARTON
GOLDING, WILLIAM LORD OF THE FLIES
GREY, ZANE RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
GRAVES, ROBERT I CLAUDIUS
GREEN, GRAHAM OUR MAN IN HAVANA
TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT

HALL, J.M. see NORDHOFF HAMMETT, DASHIELL THE MALTESE FALCON
HARDY, THOMAS THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
HARTLEY, L.P. THE SHRIMP AND THE ANEMONE
HEMINGWAY, EARNEST A FAREWELL TO ARMS
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA

HERSHEY, JOHN A SINGLE PEBBLE
HILL, SUSAN I'M THE KING OF THE CASTLE
HINES, BARRY A KESTREL FOR A KNAVE
HOLME, ANNE I AM DAVID
HUGHES, LANGSTON THE BEST OF SIMPLE
HURSTON, ZORA NEALE THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

JAMES, HENRY WASHGINGTON SQUARE
DAISY MILLER

KAMM, JOSEPHINE OUT OF STEP (Out of Print! In the school library.) KEMP, G. THE TURBULENT TERM OF TYKE TYLER
THOMAS KEMP'S GHOST

KIPLING, RUDYARD KIM
THE JUNGLE BOOKS
THE JUST SO STORIES

LAWRENCE, T.E. THE SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM
LE CARRé, JOHN THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
LEE, HARPER TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD
LEE, LAURIE AS I WALKED OUT ONE MIDSUMMER MORNING
LESSING, DORIS THE GRASS IS SINGING
LEWIS, C.S. THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING

LEWIS, SINCLAIR BABBIT
LEVY, MARILYN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
LINE, DAVID MIKE AND ME

LONDON, JACK CALL OF THE WILD
WHITE FANG

MANLOVE, C.N. THE NARNIA CHRONICLES
MASTERS, JOHN BHOWANI JUNCTION
MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES
MC CULLERS, CARSON THE HEART IS A LONLEY HUNTER
MOMADAY, N. SCOTT THE HOUSE MADE OF DAWN
MORRISON, TONI TAR BABY
MUNRO, H.H. 'SAKI' THE COMPLETE SAKI (SHORT STORIES)
MURDOCH, IRIS THE SEA, THE SEA

NABOKOV, VLADIMIR D. THE ENCHANTER
LAUGHTER IN THE DARK
NAIPAUL, V.S. MIGUEL STREET
NARAYAN, R.K. THE VENDOR OF SWEETS
NORDHOFF,CHARLES MUTINY OF THE BOUNTY

O'BRIEN, EDNA THE GIRL WITH GREEN EYES
O’ BRIAN, ROBERT Z FOR ZACHARIAH
ORWELL, GEORGE ANIMAL FARM
An 'Animal Farm' Summary.
1984.
A '1984' Summary.

PARKER, DOROTHY THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIESespecially 'The Waltz'
PATON,ALAN CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY POE, EDGAR ALLAN 'TALES OF MAYSERY AND IMAGINATION'
in The Complete Stories and Poems

Includes 'The Black Cat,' 'The Pit and the Pendulum' etc.

REMARQUE, ERICH MARIA ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

SAKI. SEE MUNRO, H.H. SALINGER, J. D. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE
SAROYAN, WILLIAM THE HUMAN COMEDY
SAYERS, DOROTHY L. UNPLEASANTNESS AT THE BELLONA CLUB
SCOTT, PAUL STAYING ON
SCOTT, SIR WALTER IVANHOE
SERRAILLER, I. THE SILVER SWORD
SHAEFER, JACK SHANE
SHELLEY, MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT FRANKENSTEIN

The Story:

The fable of the scientist who creates a man-monster.The dire and terrifying consequences of giving it life are beyond his imagination, as the creature inflicts murder onthe human race.

SHUTE, NEVIL A TOWN LIKE ALICE
SOUTHALL, IVAN ASH ROAD
STEINBECK, JOHN THE PEARL
THE RED PONY
STEVENSON, R.L. TREASURE ISLAND
DR. JEKYL AND MR. HYDE
STOKER, BRAM DRACULA

THURBER, JAMES THURBER CARNIVAL TOLKEIN, J.R.R. THE HOBBIT TWAIN, MARK HUCKLEBERRY FINN

 

WAIN, JOHN STRIKE THE FATHER DEAD
Out of print. See Mr. Bérubé.
WALKER, ALICE THE COLOR PURPLE WELLS, H. G. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS THIRTY STRANGE STORIES
WHITE, PATRICK VOSS

The Story:

Set in 19th-century Australia, this is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and ayoung orphan.Although they have met only a fewtimes, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming,obsessive feelings for each other. The Australianauthor won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973.

WILDE, OSCAR					COMPLETE FAIRY STORIES
This includes THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
WILDER,THORNTON THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY WODEHOUSE, P.G. THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS WRIGHT, RICHARD BLACK BOY WYNDHAM, J. THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS THE CHRYSALIDS



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