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Oxford Bookworms Collection A Tangled Web

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Unabridged short stories for advanced English students

Edited by Christine Lindop and Alison Sykes-McNulty

Format: Paperback

Advanced - young adults and adults

Deception is usually frowned on as morally unacceptable, but is it always wrong? Can hiding or distorting the truth sometimes have good effects, adding to the sum of human happiness? These ten stories are full of secrets and lies, from a light-hearted bit of fun to dark and desperate deceit; but whether harmless or evil, deception can sometimes lead to quite unexpected complications.

This collection contains stories by Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Maeve Binchy, V.S. Naipaul, Somerset Maugham, Frederick Forsyth, Clare Boylan, Paul Theroux, Oscar Wilde, and Joanna Trollope.

Oxford Bookworms Collection Crime Never Pays

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Unabridged short stories for advanced English students

Edited by Clare West

Format: Paperback

Advanced - young adults and adults

Murder: the unlawful, intentional killing of a human being - a terrible crime. But murder stories are always fascinating. Who did it? And how? Or why? And was it murder, or just an unfortunate accident? Who will triumph, the murderer or the detective? This collection contains a wide range of murder stories, from the astute detection of the famous Sherlock Holmes, to the chilling psychology of Ruth Rendell.

This collection contains stories by Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Graham Greene, Angela Noel, Dorothy L. Sayers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Margery Allingham, and Patricia Highsmith.