We have a great range of new titles available this year: eight new Macmillan Readers, including two Literature Collections and three Cultural Readers. All titles are available to buy online and locally in 2013.
The year is 1547. In London, two boys from different families live very different lives. One is Edward Tudor, a prince and the future King of England; the other is Tom Canty, the son of a thief. One day they meet and their lives change forever. What happens when the two boys wear each other’s clothes? Why does the prince need the help of a poor man? Who becomes king when Henry VIII dies? And how can a beautiful gold object save the prince? Mark Twain’s classic story of two young boys who swap lives has the answers.
Scaramanga is a cold-blooded killer with connections to the KGB and the Cuban Secret Police. There is only one man skilled enough and brave enough to go after him – 007, James Bond. To carry out the mission, Bond ends up in Jamaica, where he meets two old friends.
Why does an old builder leave all his money to a young lawyer? Who gives a government document to enemy spies? How is a young man tricked into taking a new job? What can a foreign king do when a beautiful woman from his past appears? Who can answer all these questions? Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson, of course, in these four short stories about the famous detective.
This collection brings together stories which explore mystery in all its forms. From psychological mysteries to mysteries of the heart, from strange phenomena to good old-fashioned detective puzzles, there is sure to be a story here to enthral every reader of mystery.
This collection brings together six stories from six different countries (India, Argentina, Russia, New Zealand, Sudan and Australia). They tell the tales of families and individuals, of love, loss and struggles against adversity. Their universal themes are coloured by the culture and society of the countries they describe.
England is only a small country: about 640 kilometres from north to south, and 480 kilometres across its widest part. But some of the world’s greatest writers are from England, and many of the most popular sports started here. In England, you can find busy exciting cities, some of the oldest buildings in the world and also beautiful countryside. English society today is modern and multicultural, but the country also has an amazing and ancient history. And of course its language is one of the most widely spoken in the world. Welcome to England, where the first steam trains were built, where 100 million cups of tea are drunk every day, where people throw cakes in the air as they run, and where you can visit some of the world’s most famous sights.
The United States of America (USA) is a very big country. People have big dreams, too. Everyone wants to live “the American Dream” – the idea that anyone who works hard can become successful and rich. Many have gone to the USA hoping they will become one of the lucky ones. Millions of visitors go to the USA every year and many people return again and again. This book will take you on a journey from the discovery of the New World over five 500 years ago to the present day. From the wild forests to the busy cities, welcome to the United States of America – home of the movie industry, baseball, technology giants Microsoft and Apple, and some of the world’s most famous civil rights leaders.