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...

The Wind in the Willows

Although accepted to be a classic of children's literature, Kenneth Grahame's tale of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad is layered with the universal themes of nature, longing,...

Tales from Shakespeare

The famous and thrilling stories of William Shakespeare's plays are lovingly retold in equally poetic language by Charles and Mary Lamb. First published in 1807 and intended as an...

The 39 Steps

John Buchan himself stated that he set out to write a book in the style of the ubiquitous American “Dime Novel”. What he actually succeeded in creating was a relatively unique...

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

What would it be really like to have the power of invisibility? What could be achieved for good or ill by becoming the first unseen human being? H.G Wells plays out these...

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