Book list

Twentieth century classics

How do you define a classic? I have listed books which contain characters who you have surely heard of already before you even turn to the first page.

Books for younger readers

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis

Visit the fantastic kingdom of Narnia, where the wicked White Witch's icy grip is about to be challenged by the mighty Lion King, Aslan.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming

Family adventures in a flying car.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The little prince and the airman form a special kind of friendship and a special kind of understanding.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Lonely and neglected Mary Lennox makes friends, with a little bit of magic and a secret garden.

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Tiny people with big ideas. They don't want to move away from under the kitchen floorboards, but they will if they have to.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Stig is a caveman and he lives in a den at the bottom of the old quarry. He's Barney's secret friend. But where does Stig really come from?

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, timid hobbit of The Shire, finds that he can indeed bring about the prophecies of the old songs, as he riddles with Smaug the Great Worm in the halls of the old King Under the Mountain.

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

The psammead (pronounced sammyadd) grants the children anything they wish for. But is he deliberately trying to make things go wrong?