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Sherlock Holmes in Simple English
The Blue Carbuncle
The Blue Carbuncle
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / retold by A L Stringer
Sherlock Holmes works hard to discover the connection between an old hat, a Christmas goose and a stolen diamond.
One of the most popular Holmes and Watson stories.

6600 words (approx)
Intermediate level (CEFR B1-B2)


Features
Vocabulary based on the 2000 most commonly used words in the British National Corpus
Notes for difficult words
Previously explained words shown in bold
Complete vocabulary list at the end of the book
List of main characters
Key points and summary after each story
Introduction to Sherlock Holmes
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Extra material

Quizzes for this book
The Blue Carbuncle - comprehension quiz

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Whose hat? The Blue Carbuncle

Sherlock Holmes shows off his skill at making deductions.

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