Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
Readers Digest Condensed Book: The Night Lives On / Bracken / The Adventure of the Speckled Band (Large Print)
Readers Digest Condensed Book The Night Lives On / Bracken / The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Large Print Author:Elizabeth Webster, Walter Lord, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The Night Lives On — The untold stories and secrets behind the sinking of the unsinkable ship -- Titanic — The most awesome ocean-going vessel the world had ever seen, the mighty TITANIC struck an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912, carrying more than 1500 souls -- and uncountable secrets -- to the icy bottom of the mi... more »d-Atlantic. Why did the cre... more »w steam full speed ahead into dangerous waters despite six wireless warnings? How able was the doomed behemoth's "superb seaman" Captain Smith? Why did the nearby ship Californian ignore Titanic's distress signals? How could such a disaster ever have occurred?
For Bracken, a Gypsy boy, the English countryside is an enchanted place-from its majestic swans gliding on a shimmering lake to badgers gamboling in the moonlight. This is Bracken's world, a world he wants to share with a new friend, London journalist Jake Farrant. Fatally ill, Jake has rented a cottage in the Cotswolds to be alon. But the irrepressible Bracken won't let him be, and soon Jake too is marveling at the Gypsy boy's world-at the miracle of a dragonfly's wing, a nightingale's song, a kestrel flying tree...
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Twelve stories — 1. The Adventure of the Speckled Band 2. A Scandal in Bohemia 3. The Red-headed League 4. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle 5. The Musgrave Ritual 6. The Naval Treaty 7. Silver Blaze 8. The Final Problem 9. The Adventure of the Empty House 10. The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans 11. The Adventure of the Dancing Men 12. The Adventure of the Six Napoleons« less