First published in 1873, and actually set in 1872, Jules Verne’s classic adventure still feels fresh and exciting and has lost none of its power to entertain and enthral. The story of Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout and their eastwards race around the globe and against the clock is full of incident, not to mention the romance of travel and the thrill of mankind’s efforts to conquer the world. With frequent full page colour illustrations, including a rather beautiful but useful map, this is a particularly handsome edition and the novel itself is made for serial – or bedtime – reading. ~ Andrea Reece
In October 1347, a terrible plague reached Europe from Asia. Seven years later, around half of the continent was dead. This is the gripping story of the `Black Death' and how it changed the world, specially written for young readers who are growing in confidence. With accompanying illustrations, a timeline and links to carefully selected websites.
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