Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Today we take for granted the exploration of the fascinating submarine depths of the oceans, so ubiquitous are its many representations on our screens. It is therefore surprising...

Selected Tales of Mystery & Terror

Here is a selection of chilling tales only to be enjoyed of a dark evening when safely by the warmth of the fire.The Monkey's PawIn The Penal ColonyO Whistle and I'll Come to You...

Frankenstein

Far from its popular image, the story of Frankenstein as told by Mary Shelley is not a tale that finds horror in a hideous "monster" or a "crazed" scientist. The darkness in the...

The Railway Children

E. Nesbit’s beautiful story of The Railway Children has faired well in many excellent and faithful adaptations on stage and screen. It is always refreshing however to return to...

The Ringer

Edgar Wallace was one of the most prolific British authors of the 20th Century and yet his work is now little known, apart from perhaps his work on the story of King Kong in...

The History of Mr Polly

"This is a history and not a glorification of Mr. Polly, and I tell of things as they were with him”So writes H.G Wells towards the end of his story of Mr Polly and indeed the...

Just So Stories

The World has always yearned for creation stories. We cannot hope to know where we are going if we do not know from where we came.Rudyard Kipling’s whimsical tales of the...

The First Men in the Moon

One would think that after the momentous events of 1969 H.G Wells’ science fiction adventure “The First Men in The Moon” would have lost any fascination for the modern...

The Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes makes his second literary appearence in this thrilling novella by Conan Doyle. In addition to a gripping tale of murder, lost treasure and revenge the author...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Books often suffer when over taken by the notoriety of the adaptations which they inspire. This was never truer than of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and...

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