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The Dickens Summer Festival takes place from the 3rd - 5th June in Rochester, near London.
The great English writer spent part of his childhood and the last years of his life in this charming resort in Kent, in Gads Hill Place. He makes reference to the area in
Great Expectations and The Pickwick Papers.
Thousands of people fill the streets wearing Victorian costumes. They act out famous scenes from Dickens' novels. If you'd like to meet Queen Victoria, Mr Pickwick, Oliver Twist or Miss Havisham, this is the place to visit!



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Early Life
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. He went to a famous Roman Catholic boarding school* in England. The training he received from the Jesuits at school was important in his later life, although he was an atheist*. When he finished school, he returned to Edinburgh. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. While he was still a student he started writing short stories. One of his stories was published when he was only nineteen.

The Real Sherlock Holmes
One of the professors at the University of Edinburgh was Dr Joseph Bell. He was very famous. He believed that observation, logic and analysis were very important for doctors. Sometimes Bell made deductions* about his patients' lives and jobs and his students were often very surprised at his ability. Dr Bell's observational and analytical skills inspired Conan Doyle to invent the character of Sherlock Holmes - the detective with the same great skills. Another Scottish writer who studied at Edinburgh, Robert Louis Stevenson, even recognised Dr Bell when he first read the Sherlock Holmes stories.

A Medical Man
When Arthur Conan Doyle qualified as a medical man, he began working as a ship's doctor. He travelled to the Arctic and West Africa. When he returned to Britain, he worked in Portsmouth in southern England. He wasn't always successful as a doctor, so he often had enough time to write his stories and novels.

The Works of Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels about the detective. His fi rst Sherlock Holmes story was A Study in Scarlet (1887). Many of the short stories were published in Strand Magazine, a monthly publication. When the Hound of the Baskervilles was serialized in the magazine, it was a great success. Readers queued up outside the offi ces to buy the next instalment of the story! Conan Doyle wrote many other different types of books too. One of his other famous characters is a mad scientist called Professor Challenger.

Private Life
Conan Doyle was married twice. His first wife, Louisa, died in 1906. The nextyear, he married for the second time. His second wife was called Jean. He had two children with Louisa and three with Jean. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a very keen sportsman. He was a good footballer, cricketer and golfer.

Later Life
Conan Doyle's later life was very sad. His son Kingsley died of pneumonia during the First World War. His brother and two brothers-in-law also died and Conan Doyle became depressed. As a result of his depression, he became very interested in spiritualism and mediums*. He wrote "The History of Spiritualism" in 1926. He travelled all around the world promoting spiritualism. Arthur Conan Doyle died on 7th July 1930. 



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J.M. Barrie


J. M. Barrie
(1860 - 1937)
is a famous Scottish novelist, playwright and author. Barrie became world famous
for his play and then story of Peter Pan, the boy who didn’t want to grow up.




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international Award for Illustration


Philp Giordano

Philip Giordano is the illustrator of The Secret Garden which is part of the Teen ELI Readers. He recently presented La Princesa Noche Resplandeciente (Grupo SM, Madrid, 2011) at the Bologna Childrens Book Fair and won the prestigious 2010 International Award for Illustration.

www.philp-giordano-pilipo.com



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International Illustrator Exhibition


ELI readers at the Bologna Book Fair 2011
Ariana Vairo was chosen at the International Illustrators Exhibition at the Bologna Book Fair for her illustrations of the book Poil de Carotte by Jules Renard (ELI 2001).Vairo interprets a French literary classic with originality, thanks to her essential style, at times basic, in which  the colours of blue and orange prevail, in a skilful synthesis of techniques (pencil, engraving, ink, etc.).
The result is an interpretation of the author which at the same time, remains faithful to the spirit of the narration and gives new life to an image which is already fixed in time (just think of the beautiful illustrations by Félix Vallotton).



Simone Rea, the illustrator of William Shakespeare's Macbeth (ELI, 2001) was also selected for the Exhibition. Her approach to this masterpiece is based on a skilful revisiting of several masters of the history of art (from Paolo Uccello to Hieronymus Bosch), whilst at the same time adding a totally personal and contemporary synthesis.



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Novità 2011


YOUNG ELI READERS
Jane Cadwallader
Granny Fixit and the Yellow String
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Dominque Guillemant
Hooray for the holidays!
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Jane Cadwallader
Uncle Jack and the Meerkats

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Jane Cadwallader
Henry and the sport’s competition

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TEEN ELI READERS
Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden
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Robin Hood
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YOUNG ADULT ELI READERS
William Shakespeare
Macbeth
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Emily Brontë 
Wuthering Heights

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald 
The Great Gatsby
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LECTURES ELI POUSSINS
Jane Cadwallader
Mamie Pètronille et le ruban jaune

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Dominque Guillemant
Vive les vacances !

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Jane Cadwallader
Tonton Jean et les suricates
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Jane Cadwallader
Henri et la compétition sportive
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LECTURES ELI JUNIOR
Jules Renard
Poil de Carotte
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Le Roman de Renart

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LECTURES ELI SENIORS
AlainFournier
Le Grand Meaulnes

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Jules Verne
Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers
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Gustave Flaubert 
Madame Bovary

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LECTURAS ELI INFANTILES Y JUVENILES
Jane Cadwallader
Abuelita Anita y la cuerda amarilla
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Dominque Guillemant
¡A la playa!
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Jane Cadwallader
Tío Manuel y las suricatas
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Jane Cadwallader
Pepe y el campeonato
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LECTURAS ELI ADOLESCENTES
don Juan Manuel 
El conde Lucanor
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LECTURAS ELI JUVENILES
Lazarillo de Tormes
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Fernando de Rojas 
La Celestina
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Miguel de Unamuno
Niebla

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JUNGE ELI LEKTÜREN
Friedrich Schiller
Wilhelm Tell

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ERWACHSENE ELI LEKTÜREN
Joseph  Roth
Die
Kapuzinergruft

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Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
Die Leiden des jungen Werthers
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