New Readers Titles for 2012

We have a great range of new titles available this year: five new Macmillan Readers. These titles are available to buy online and locally.

Owl Hall 

Owl Hall is an original story written specifically for the Macmillan Readers series. It is the story of Kara, who goes to stay at Owl Hall. But there is something strange about Kara’s relationship with her family. As the story develops, we discover that everyone at Owl Hall has a secret – even the house itself!

The Story of the Olympics: an Unofficial History

The Story of the Olympics

The Olympic Games are the most famous sporting event in the world, but how much do you know about their history? In this Macmillan Reader, Rachel Bladon describes the Games’ beginnings back in ancient Greece through to the international event that they have become in the present day.

A New Lease of Death

‘It was the first murder case I ever investigated on my own.’ Wexford said angrily. ‘There’s no mystery. Herbert Arthur Painter killed his ninety-year-old employer by hitting her over the head with an axe. He did it for two hundred pounds.’

Chief Inspector Wexford was sure that the murder of an old lady had been carried out by her employee, Herbert Painter, and the courts agreed with him. But then Henry Archery, whose son is engaged to marry Painter’s daughter, starts questioning the case …

One Day

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their university graduation. Soon their lives will go in separate directions. But where will they be on 15th July of the following year, and the year after that? One Day is a wonderful and moving love story which takes place over the decades of the eighties, nineties and ‘noughties’.

The Ghost

When British Prime Minister Adam Lang’s ghost writer, Michael McAra, dies in mysterious circumstances, a new writer is brought in to write Lang’s autobiography. But it soon becomes clear that Lang and his wife Ruth are a much more complicated couple than they first appear. The Ghost is a powerful commentary on the policies employed by the British government in the ‘War on Terror’.