They are twelve men who shouldn't be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya. Survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell.
"Classic Survival Novel"
Join Old Stripe the Badger, Potter-the-Otter, Woo Owl, and Digger Mole in this first installment in Elleston Trevor's Woodlander series. Though they were written over 40 years ago, today's children still love to hear these classic children's stories about the colorful creatures of Deep Wood.
"Mole's Castle" is part of the Woodlander series, classic children's stories from the 1940s and '50s about the inhabitants of Deep Wood: Old Stripe the Badger, Potter-the-Otter, Woo Owl, and Digger Mole. In this installment, silence whispers that the woodland was once the seat of kings. Also included are stories by Jonquil Trevor.
The novel begins with a single scream that rips across Fifth Avenue from Central Park and into the bedroom and the psyche of Tasha Fontaine, proprietor of a tony fashion boutique. In the park, the police find a serial killer's latest victim: Christine Whittendorf, a woman whom Tasha had met briefly, and who bore a striking resemblance to her. To Detective Bernard Behrens, Tasha is much more than a witness for Case #H9073; she represents his only hope of nailing a butcher who has already claimed a dozen victims.
In the darkest days of WW II British Intelligence concocted a plan that would stymie the Germans. But it required a very brave man to carry it out, one who could infiltrate the elite SS corps. Martin Benedict was the man, and all went well until his cover got blown. Remarkably, success was still possible - but at an increased risk. Could he bring it off? The answer reveals itself in an agony of suspense, which is no surprise, for Elleston Trevor is a master of the genre.
Miles away from the shore, the Atlantic Whipper - carrying 10 passengers, 40 crew members, and a cargo of grain - is met by a terrible storm. Captain Matthew Harkness is faced with the task of keeping his ship afloat. As he waits for rescue, he is burdened with the thoughts of his wife, his crew, and the lives that may be cut short by the tremendous force of the gale
"The battle of Falaise," wrote General Eisenhower in 1944, "will be the greatest killing-ground of the war." He was not far off the mark, for at Falaise the invasion ended and a new advance began that carried the Allied armies to Berlin. Elleston Trevor depicts the men of a tank squadron as they cross the silent, darkened channel, storm the "invincible" coast, and sweep into Falaise. His book is a classic story of men at war.
"Great Tank Story"
Elleston Trevor has chosen WW I and the lives of a variety of English soldiers for the setting and characters of this insightful novel. The narrative concerns two brothers from the British aristocracy - Aubrey and Victor Talbot. With them in the trenches of France, we share vicariously in their dangers and discomforts.
Soft blue lights move among the trees...marking the silent approach of the hobgoblins. This recording is part of the Woodlander series, classic children's stories from the 1940s and '50s that follow the lives of the inhabitants of Deep Wood, including Old Stripe the Badger, Potter-the-Otter, Woo Owl, and Digger Mole.
Visit the charming inhabitants of Deep Wood once again as they embark on another adventure. They're all here - Old Stripe the Badger, Potter-the-Otter, Woo Owl, and Digger Mole - ready for fun and excitement on Heather Hill. This story is part of author Elleston Trevor's classic Woodlander series, which he wrote in the 1940s and '50s and which still captivates children today.
"Great story, bad sound."
Something is wrong at Garden Grove Hospital. As young Claudia Terman lies comatose in the intensive care unit, a nurse begins experiencing seizures in which she involuntarily writes frantic appeals for help...a brain surgeon picks up his scalpel and falls to the floor, dying...a killer moves among the living to destroy the "dead".
Suddenly and disastrously, smallpox strikes the town of Kingsbourne in the south of England. For Dr. Steven Monks, this means the postponement of a well-deserved holiday with his wife. As the sickness spreads and takes its toll, the doctor's own life shows increasing symptoms of another kind of trouble - one dating back to a night spent with Ruth, a colleague's wife. His is a moral sickness, and before it is through, it changes lives as drastically as the epidemic which scourges the town.