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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241430965
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

Penguin Readers Level 5: The Night Manager (ELT Graded Reader)



Penguin Readers is a graded reading series for English Language Teaching (ELT) markets, designed for teenagers and young adults learning English as a foreign or second language.

With carefully adapted text, new illustrations, language practise activities and additional online resources, the Penguin Readers series introduces language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction.

The Night Manager, a Level 5 Reader, is B1 in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to four clauses, introducing present perfect continuous, past perfect, reported speech and second conditional. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly.

Jonathan Pine is the Night Manager of a hotel in Egypt. When he is shown some secret information, he passes it to a man in the British government. But things go wrong and the woman he loves dies. Pine is very angry and agrees to work with others to catch Roger Roper - the "worst man in the world".

  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241430965
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

John le Carre

John le Carre was born in 1931 and attended the universities of Bern and Oxford. He taught at Eton and served briefly in British Intelligence during the Cold War. For more than fifty years he has lived by his pen. He divides his time between London and Cornwall.

Alix Bosco

Alix Bosco lives in Auckland, New Zealand and is a successful writer in other media.

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