Real Reads Mystery and Imagination resource links

Here are some links to other websites which will aid classroom or home study using Real Reads mystery and imagination books.

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A good site to find out more about Victorian times – including writers, other famous people and everyday life.

The BBC’s website all about Victorian Britain, with a wide range of information and activities.

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Arthur Conan Doyle

Lots of information about the life and work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, including the Sherlock Holmes stories.

The home page for the Natural History Museum. Begin by searching for ‘dinosaurs’ or ‘fossils’ …

General site about evolution, including pages on Darwin and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Edgar Allan Poe

The Museum is in Richmond, Virginia, where Poe spent many years. This excellent website has details of Poe’s life work. There is a helpful section for teachers through which you can request a classroom activity pack. The pages for students, which include a young writers’ competition, are outstanding.

The site of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore. Interesting information and very up to date.

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Oscar Wilde

The official Oscar Wilde website.

A selection of some of Wilde’s best witticisms.

Chapter by chapter quotations from The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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Wilkie Collins

Links to free electronic versions of many of Wilkie Collins’ books, plus copies of letters, family pictures and lots of other information.

Information about Wilkie Collins’ life and work, with links to other interesting websites.

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