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A man is told by a palm reader that he will commit a murder. A satirical crime story that cleverly reverses the conventions of the genre.
- Length: 33 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
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Hughie Erskine is good-looking but penniless and needs ten thousand pounds to wed the love of his life. Then he drops in on a painter friend......
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
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A fisherman accidently captures and falls in love with a mermaid but must make a sacrifice to be with her. A fairytale, reminiscent of The Little Mermaid, parodying usual divisions between body and soul.
- Length: 36 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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A romantic nightingale comes to the aid of a lovesick student who has a single day to find a red rose.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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Two woodcutters discover a baby where a shooting star falls - but the child it becomes is both beautiful and cruel.
- Length: 18 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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The story of a man's encounter with a painstakingly mysterious girlfriend.
- Length: 6 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
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A modern fairy tale about the selfless acts of a golden statue and a migrating swallow.
- Length: 10 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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What exactly is friendship? A miller has very strong opinions on the subject in this witty tale narrated by a bird.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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No Trespassing! - The tale of one giant and his garden.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
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Who is the mysterious Mr. W. H. to whom Shakespere dedicated his sonnets? The validity of one bizarre theory hinges on a wonderful painting which may or may not be a fake.
- Length: 30 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
4 Stars
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A spectacular party is thrown in honour of the Infanta of Spain's birthday; there are actors, jugglers, magicians - and a dancing dwarf. A heart-wrenching tale about inner and outer beauty.
- Length: 16 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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At the marriage of a handsome prince to a beautiful princess, a spectacular firework display is planned. This is the story of those fireworks - and one very important rocket in particular.
- Length: 13 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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The story of young prince, brought up as a goatherd, who becomes king on the death of his father and develops a deep fascination with the beautiful objects his wealth affords him.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
4 Stars
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When an American minister buys Canterville Chase, a long term resident's life (or death) is thrown into turmoil.
- Length: 25 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children, Humor
4 Stars
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After the success of his first novel and the flop of his second novel, he knew he needed to write a compelling story or his publisher would drop him.
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime, Humor
5 Stars
A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger.
- Length: 7 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction, Humor
5 Stars
Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. She had a small tickle of flirtatious laughter down pat.
- Length: 20 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre:
5 Stars
Beth wore her favorite pink smock. It had bottomless pockets perfect for carrying important things like handfuls of rubber bands, marbles the color of oceans, a red shoelace, a spoon, and two troops of plastic soldiers- one blue and one green.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Children
5 Stars
I won’t tell anyone about the diagnosis. Not my mother or sister. Certainly not Jake. Maybe not even Steve.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Jack Scrimshaw. Born 22/05/1991. Collected over the course of 10 years at Dartmoor Prison and Correction facility. The following entries were deemed pertinent to these proceedings.
- Length: 17 pages
- Age Rating: 15
- Genre:
5 Stars
Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. We have enough town to justify a strange-shaped road, but not enough to justify two roads.
- Length: 11 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Stella cannot remember a time before nature was her haven, her place of peace and healing. It was a big part of her life before she met her husband and the father of her two children.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: U
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
A flash bursts from behind me, projecting shadows onto the pavement. We turn and all share the same vision. An orange mushroom cloud billows on the horizon, but it continues to rise into the sky.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Fiction
5 Stars
Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
- Genre: Crime
5 Stars
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