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The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry: Volume I: Spenser to Crabbe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Aesop's Fables
Aesop, Laura Gibbs
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Yosemite and the High Sierra
Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski, Andrea G. Stillman
Transcendent
Stephen Baxter
The Official Highway Code
Department for Transport, Driving Standards Agency
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
Stephen Fry
The Nation's Favourite: Poems
Griff Rhys Jones
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain, Guy Cardwell, John Seelye

I read this in its entirety only recently, and longed to have read the whole book back when I was of a similar age to Tom and his comrades. A brilliant, warm, witty and finely-written adventure which brought a smile to my lips. It gave me a thrilling renewal of my recollections of high-spirited times in my childhood when every day was a blissful, exciting, or dangerous adventure, and I was the main character in the ever-unfolding personal narrative of my remarkably eventful life. What's more, it helped bring the hope that life will be as fun again.