Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Ikuko goes to England to study English, promising her boyfriend Hiroshi she will return to Japan to marry him. However, in Birmingham Ikuko discovers a whole new world and falls in love with another overseas student. Ikuko's journey across the world not only teaches her about different ways of life but also becomes a voyage of self-discovery. Contains a paperback and 3 Audio CDs with complete text recordings from the book.
Part I. Going Away: 1. The promise; 2. The blue suitcase; 3. The first week; 4. City centre; 5. Snowfall; 6. Telling the truth; 7. News from Zambia; 8. Waiting; 9. African sunshine, African rain; Part II. Coming Home: 10. Plane to Egypt; 11. Swimming alone; 12. Stonefish; 13. White shoes; 14. The visit; 15. Night dive; 16. A white diary; 17. A box of photographs.