The last of the Roman army have set sail and left Britain for ever, abandoning it to civil war and the threat of a Saxon invasion. Aquila deserts his regiment to return to his family, but his home and all that he loves are destroyed. Years of hardship and fighting follow and in the end there is only one thing left in Aquila's life - his thirst for revenge . . .
When Tom hears the grandfather clock strike thirteen he is not prepared for what is going to happen. Outside the back door is a garden, which everyone tells him doesn't exist. But the magical place in which Tom finds himself is certainly a garden - his midnight garden. Tom's Midnight Garden won The Carnegie Medal when it was first published in 1958.
An old legend provides the clues for a treasure hunt in the Yorkshire Dales. The seekers are Nan and Mary from the farm, Peter from the inn and Adam Forrest the head boy from Nan's school. The first clue was concealed in the old signboard at the inn and the last somewhere inside a hill but the one that was the most important was a unicorn. Adam was too old to bother with unicorns and thought he could work everything out by science. Mary was too young for science so called the fairies for help and prepared a grass rope so that she could catch the unicorn.
Many Narnian years have passed since Eustace and Jill helped ensure the Royal line. But when they are jerked back violently into this strangest of lands they find the present King in danger and Narnia facing its darkest hour. With Eustace and Jill at his side, the King, the noble unicorn Jewel and a few remaining loyal subjects must stand fast against the powers of evil and darkness and fight the Last Battle to decide the future of this once glorious kingdom.
This is a collection of twenty seven stories, written over thirty years and chosen by the author. Stories include tales of the king's daughter who cries for the moon, the girl who saves her village from destruction by kissing a peach-tree, the six princesses who live for the sake of their long hair and tales of the Connemara donkey.
Philip D`Aubigny is a Norman knight fighting as a Crusader in the Frankish Kingdom of Outremer (a general name for the Crusader states established after the First Crusade). The Crusaders were woefully short of knights and the Turks had at last found a leader in Saladin. He united them and was ready to embark on a Holy War against Outremer.
This is the illustrated story of an imaginary English valley from prehistory to the Victorian period. The landscape gradually develops from an uninhabited stretch of forest, to a hillside, then a swamp, until finally it becomes the busy Victorian town of Dungate.
The Borrowers are a tiny race of people who live hidden away in houses or other safe, convenient places, and own nothing except what they borrow from 'human beans'. The last family to live in the old house, Pod, Homily and Arriety have made a comfortable home beneath the kitchen floor. But their lives become threatened when Pod is seen while on a borrowing expedition. So Arriety is taught by her father the fine, and dangerous, art of borrowing to enable her and Homily to survive should Pod be caught...
Twelve-year-old Nicholas Fetterlock is the son of a rich wool merchant in the Cotswolds. He gets a shock one day when his father tells him that he is to be betrothed - to Cecily Bradshaw the daughter of a wealthy clothier. But Nicholas has more to worry about than his betrothal. His father's associations and business are cause for concern.
The novel is the sequel to the much praised and popular book at the time, The Lark in the Morn, and it continues the story of the determined and single minded Kit Haverard who has just left the Heryot Friend's Quaker School. Miss Priestly, her frumpish but wise head teacher, reminds her that "goodness grows" and that might be the motto of both books.