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Oxford Reading Hive Book of the Month

The Time Machine, by H G Wells

When the Time Traveller explains his time travel theory to his dinner guests, they are sceptical. He returns a week later, pale and limping, with an astonishing tale of strange new worlds and different species. The guests wonder if he time travels again, will he ever return?


New titles for 2019

A View from the Bridge

Set in Brooklyn, family secrets are unearthed, loyalties are challenged as Eddie Carbone is forced to play his part in the tragic finale.

All My Sons

Set following the end of World War Two, this play explores themes of guilt, loss and blame as a family comes to terms with the death of their son and brother.

Death of a Salesman

Exploring the disintegration of Willy Loman's mind, Arthur Miller's dramatisation of the failure of the American Dream is as relevant today as when first published in 1949.

The Crucible

Set during the Salem Witch trials of 1692, The Crucible exposes the tensions caused by gossip and rumour within a tight-knit community.

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