The Big Read

The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE

This collection contains eight of the best known stories featuring the world ’ s most famous detective and his sidekick Dr Watson. Join them as they solve mysteries and catch criminals in the foggy streets of Victorian London.

My Family and Other Animals by Gerald DURRELL “ Sometimes it ’ s pretty hard to tell them apart. My family and the animals that is. ” A funny account of the five years of his childhood the author spent living on the island of Corfu. Always mad about animals, he brings a succession of them back to the villa for observation, much to the dismay of his family.

When the Sky Falls by Phil EARLE Inspired by a true story. It's 1940, and Joseph has been packed off to stay with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no great fondness for children. To Joseph's amazement, she owns the rundown city zoo where Joseph meets Adonis, a huge silverback gorilla. Adonis is ferociously strong and dangerous, but Joseph finds he has an affinity with the lonely beast. But when the bombs begin to fall, it is up to Joseph to guard Adonis's cage should it be damaged by a blast. Will Joseph be ready to pull the trigger if it comes to it?

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