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The Mystery of Allegra (Oxford Bookworms) Paperback – April 24, 1997

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About the Author

Peter Foreman is an experienced teacher and ELT writer. He lived and worked in Italy for many years but now lives in England.


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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Bookworms
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (April 24, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0194216888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0194216883
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

More About the Author

Born and educated in London, Peter Foreman taught English to overseas students, mainly in Italy, where he has travelled extensively. CIDEB, an Italian publisher of educational books based in Rapallo, brought out several collections of his short stories for students, as well as stories of true crime and adventure, all of which sold well. Oxford University Press also published a ghost story 'The Mystery of Allegra', based on the fate of Byron's daughter. These books include the main areas of interest in his work: the bizarre and humorous, the supernatural, fantasy, crime, and semi-autobiographical tales. His collection of strange stories, entitled 'Tarantella', and a novel - 'Pisuktuk the Wanderer'- are presently available as Kindle e-books and paperbacks. His latest novel is entitled 'Aurelie', and it is a romance with a supernatural element set on the island of Alderney during the Nazi Occupation. It's available now on Kindle and in paperback.

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By Norliza Ismail on January 28, 2008
Format: Paperback
What seemed to be a harmless stay in the Bed and Breakfast in Italy, after being caught in the rain, Adrian was in for a mystery. In his first night staying there with his parents, he met a five year old child, pale and blue-eyed and weirdly have cold hands. She wanted him to take her to her mother. What's weird is, she wants him to take her to her mother before she died! Her name was Allegra.

The next day, Adrian found the owner's daughter's name was also Allegra but much to his astonishment, it's not the same girl! This girl however wanted to see her father before she die. Creepiness ahead, the night Allegra kept coming to him.

He left only to know months later, the owner's daughter died due to an illness. And she died the same age as the night Allegra was.

The experience never left him only to meet another Allegra years after and the Night Allegra came to him again...

The book is short and pretty much a good quick read for me for my spare time. It kept the mystery to the end and pretty much fast pace. The characters and plots pulled you into the story. I love it. It's made for students hence it came with some after reading exercise to do for class or just for themselves in the back. I say it's good enough for students who need some reading done in class.
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Format: Paperback
I like the book`The Mystery of Allegra`,because it was easy to read.I read it in two days and it wasn`t difficult for me,a girl,who have been learning English since the secound class.

The book tells us an exiting story about a boy,Adrian,who goes with his parents on holiday in Italy.They stay there one week and this weekis for Adrian very mysterious,because a beautiful five-year-old girlin a white nightdress with blond hair and blue eyes comes every night to him.She asks him:`Will you take me to my Mama?`
Adrian is going to find out the story of Allegra,the girl in the white nightdress.But there are four Allegas!
What I like about the story is that there is an exitingwave.The book tells the story of Allegra at the end.
What I don`t like about the story is the ending,because it`s boring.

But as I said:I like this book!
Read this book and you will understand`The Mystery of Allegra`.
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By Isabell Sidhom on June 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
The book "The Mistery of Allegra" by Peter Forman is interesting. In the beginning of the story it is very mysterious. But after sometime the story became easier to undertand. But in general the book was easy to read.

The text on the back cover of the book is very short but all information are in it. The cover of the book looks very mysterious, which matches the book very well.

Unfortunately the book includes only 50 pages and some of them are even pictures.

I think this book is too expensive. 8,60 is too much for such a small book. However I will recommend it to my friends.

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