Water. We drink it. We cook with it. We wash with it. We can’t live without it. Most of us don’t think about it much. But it is not there for everybody, and our world is changing fast. We have to think very carefully about water, and about our use of it.
Benjamin Button is a very strange baby. Born with a white beard, he looks like his grandfather. As years pass, he seems to get younger. This brings many problems, for him and the people around him. In these three stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people are not always as they seem.
Frankenstein is probably the most famous horror story in the world. Victor Frankenstein is a young scientist who creates a monster from parts of dead bodies. At first the monster looks for love and wants to be kind. But soon, he learns to hate people and becomes evil. Frankenstein has learnt how to create life. But will this life destroy him?
18th Century London, Sweeney Todd runs a successful barber's shop, but his neighbours worry about his strange behaviour. Is he hiding something? Tobias, his young employee, thinks he is. Then other people, searching for missing friends, become interested in his shop.
Strange and wonderful things happen in t seven short stories. Oscar Wilde takes us into a world of kings and queens, mermaids and witches, giants and dwarfs, and talking animals. Exciting and amusing, happy and sad, these stories are for all ages.
Early one morning the Bantrys wake to find the dead body of a young woman in their library. Who is she? How did she get there? The police are called, of course, but Dolly Bantry quickly invites her friend Jane Marple to solve the mystery.
A famous painting is going to the Grierson Gallery in LA and they want a top man to come to the United States. He can talk about the artist. The National Gallery in London send Mr Bean. But something is very wrong with Mr Bean! He’s very, very strange. And dangerous! After he arrives, accidents start to happen.
Hercule Poirot has received a letter which is simply signed 'ABC'. The writer promises a mystery which is too difficult even for the great mind of the Belgium detective. Poirot is worried by the letter, but there seems to be no case to solve. And then the murders begin...