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In These Great Times: Selected  Writings

by Karl Kraus & Patrick Healy

“Perhaps one day man will […] see what a small occurrence such a world-war was when set against the spiritual self-mutilation of mankind by its newspapers, and how the war was at bottom just one of its manifestations...


The Sleeper Awakes

by H. G. Wells

In the dystopian vision of H. G. Wells' novel The Sleeper Awakes (1910), a man awakes to a London where all he knew has radically changed after his sleep of two hundred and three years. Due to the wonders of...


The Sign of the Four

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second novel starring the great detective Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four weaves together a complex plot involving stolen treasure, a secret pact between guards and prisoners,...


Tobermory and Other Stories

by Saki

At a country house party Cornelius Appin announces that he has discovered a method by which animals can be taught to speak. His latest pupil is none other than Tobermory, the ginger cat belonging to his hosts,...


An Outcast of the Islands

by Joseph Conrad

An Outcast of the Islands is Joseph Conrad's second novel, first published in 1896 and inspired by Conrad's time as mate of the steamer The Vigar. Fleeing from scandal in Singapore, the disreputable Peter Willems...


A Voyage in a Balloon

by Jules Verne

Pioneering science-fiction writer Jules Verne is the second most translated author of all time (after Agatha Christie.) This translation of his short story A Voyage in a Balloon first appeared in Sartain's Union...


Address Unknown

by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor

A rediscovered classic, originally published in 1938 --

and now an international bestseller.

Address

Unknown

When it first appeared in Story magazine in 1938, Address Unknown became an immediate social phenomenon...


The Lost Novel of F.W: A War Romance

by F W Harvey

Published to coincide with performances of the play 'Will Harvey's War' at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham from 30th July to 2nd August 2014. Part of the Gloucestershire Remembers World War I programme. Discovered...


Crime and Punishment

by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Driven by intellectual arrogance Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov carries out the perfect murder. But while he evades the police, can he escape the torment of his own guilt?


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Fed up with his abusive father and his bossy adoptive parents, Huckleberry Finn teams up with the fugitive slave Jim in a search for freedom along the Mississippi River. But as they journey through the American...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen's final novel is both a love story and a humorous, yet acidic, satire of the English aristocracy that follows the story of the Elliots, a rich titled family forced from their home thanks to the lavish...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

The arrival of the wealthy Charles Bingley in the village of Longbourn could not be better timed for the Bennett household and their five unmarried daughters. But can the headstrong Elizabeth maintain her desire...


The Time Machine

by H. G. Wells

In this classic science fiction tale, an unnamed inventor creates a machine that can travel in time and sets out to see what the future will bring. His amazing journeys take him to a dystopian future where peaceful...


The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edited and introduced by Owen Dudley Edwards. '. . . if he has the thickest head he also has the stoutest heart in my army.' Thus spake Napoleon of Brigadier Etienne Gerard, and thus was established the formula...


The Master of Ballantrae

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Introduced by Roderick Watson. The Master of Ballantrae is Shakespeare's darkest book, the strange tale of two Durie brothers whose differences symbolize the conflicting calls of romance and reason in 18th-century...


Grey Granite

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Introduced by Tom Crawford. Chris Guthrie and her son, Ewan, have come to the industrial town of Duncairn, where life is as hard as the granite of the buildings all around them. These are the Depression years...


Tunes of Glory

by James Kennaway

Introduced by Allan Massie. Lt. Colonel Jock Sinclair is a rough talking, whisky drinking soldier's soldier, a hero of the desert campaign who rose to his position through the ranks. Colonel Barrow, an officer...


Cloud Howe

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Introduced by Tom Crawford. The compelling saga of Chris Guthrie is continued in this, the middle volume of Grassic Gibbon's great trilogy A Scots Quair. The scene has moved to the small community of Segget,...


Catriona

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Introduced by Jenni Calder. David Balfour is no sooner back in Edinburgh and restored to his estate than he is caught up in the aftermath of the Appin murder. Since he was present when the crime was committed,...


Island Landfalls: Reflections from the South Seas

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Selected and introduced by Jenni Calder. Ill health drove Robert Louis Stevenson from Scotland; the urge for new and adventurous places drew him to the Pacific. There were those at home who would have been happier...