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Scott McKowen

  • 5 stars across 35 books
    Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. In addition to writing fiction, Irving studied law, worked for his family's business in England and wrote essays for periodicals. Some of his most famous tales, including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, were first published under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon.
    3rd October 2019

    The Wind in the Willows

    'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by t... More

    (29 reviews)
    2nd March 2017

    Anne of Green Gables

    'Oh, it seems so wonderful that I'm going to live with you and belong to you. I've never belonged to anybody' When ... More

    (25 reviews)
    4th December 2014

    Little Women

    Grown-up Meg, tomboyish Jo, timid Beth, and precocious Amy. The four March sisters couldn't be more different. But with ... More

    (23 reviews)
    4th May 2017

    The Secret Garden: V&A Collector's Edition

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a magical novel for adults and children alike. This new hardback i... More

    (17 reviews)
    15th August 2018

    A Little Princess

    (11 reviews)
    6th October 2016

    Black Beauty

    "Now I say that with cruelty and oppression it is everybody's business to interfere when they see it." Tran... More

    (10 reviews)
    26th February 2015


    Heidi is a girl who has been raised by her aunt Dete in Maienfeld, Switzerland after the early deaths of her parents. Ho... More

    (9 reviews)
    6th November 2014

    Great Expectations

    One of the world's greatest writers is introduced to a new audience through this accessible retelling with lively illust... More

    (4 reviews)
    15th November 2015

    Treasure Island

    One of the best-loved adventure stories ever written, Treas ure Island's timeless tale of pirates, lost treasure maps, m... More

    (4 reviews)
    5th October 2017

    A Christmas Carol

    This classic seasonal tale of self-discovery has become one of Charles Dickens's most famous and best-loved works. On ... More

    (4 reviews)
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      Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

      Absolutely wonderful colourful illustrations and a really beautiful book which will be treasured. It was thoroughly enjoyable....

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      Little Women

      Beautifully written book. Easy to read despite it being a classic and written well over 100 years ago. The March family are so charming and there is l...

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      This was a really tough book to read. I had to ask my mum to help me understand and pronounce lots of words. Overall I really loved the story. I liked...