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Florey: The Man Who Made Penicillin

by Lennard Bickel

It wouldn't be for years after that fateful day when Alexander Fleming sneezed on a petri dish and stumbled upon Penicillin, that the almost miraculous power of this mould would transform the lives of every...


This Accursed Land

by Lennard Bickel

This Accursed Land charts the epic journey of Antarctic survival endured by explorer and geologist Sir Douglas Mawson. On the 10th of November, 1912, Douglas Mawson, Lieutenant Belgrave Ninnis and Xavier Mertz...


Chance Meetings: A Memoir

by William Saroyan

In his touching and amusing memoir Chance Meetings, William Saroyan gives us a glimpse of the characters that have left an indelible impression on his mind for years to come. From the Armenian neighbourhood...


Curtain of Fear

by Dennis Wheatley

Nov�k, a British-born professor of Czech parentage, was a peace-loving man of high, if misguided, ideals. He planned to spend a quiet week-end in London. There, he was unexpectedly called on to make an appalling...


The Laughing Matter

by William Saroyan

When Evan Nazarenus returns from a teaching post at the summer school in Nebraska, he cannot wait for a couple of blissful weeks spent with his wife and two children in Clovis, a small town where his brother...


Rock Wagram

by William Saroyan

All his life a man fights death, and then at last loses the fight, always having known he would. Loneliness is every man's portion, and failure. The man who seeks to escape from loneliness is a lunatic. The...


Acknowledgments: Winner of the CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

by Martin Edwards

Martin Edward's 'Acknowledgments' is the winning story of the Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, 2014. Julia Jones, one of the founders and judges of the competition, called...


The Watercress Girl

by H.E. Bates

Stories about children are not always for children. In The Watercress Girl, H. E. Bates masterfully depicts a childhood which, by proxy, reveals the mystifying world of the adult. Through a series of short,...


For Queen and Currency: Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace

by Michael Gillard

In For Queen & Currency, investigative journalist Michael Gillard exposes a massive fraud and security scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland Yard and the Royal Household tried to suppress.

Drawing on thousands...


Bloomsbury's Outsider: A Life of David Garnett

by Sarah Knights

Literary Sensation, Lover, Libertine, Family Man

Award-winning novelist and towering figure of the 20th century British literary landscape, David Garnett was a Bloomsbury insider ultimately pushed to the margins....


Bhowani Junction

by John Masters

Magnificent novel of Empire and its aftermath

First published in 1954 in the wake of the partition of India, John Masters' great novel Bhowani Junction has increased in stature over the years. Standing between...


Day's End and Other Stories

by H.E. Bates

Day's End and Other Stories, H. E. Bates's first short story collection published in 1928 when he was just 23, depicts the rural lives of quirky characters cast in his distinctive, beautifully drawn style.

Each...


By the Green of the Spring

by John Masters

1918 dawns desolate over the fields of Flanders. Decimated by the worst war the world has ever seen, neither British nor German troops can break the deadlock of the trenches. After four years of murderous stalemate,...


A Stroll Before Dark: Essays

by Richard Church

In this collection of essays, Richard Church explores themes of countryside, poetry, family, and finding inspiration in the mundane. Split into two parts 'Moving About' and 'Sitting Still', these titles reflect...


Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography

by Richard Church

Over the Bridge, the first volume of Richard Church's personal essays, originally published in 1955, takes the reader through the poet's Edwardian childhood adventures. With his detailed descriptions and insightful...


Heart of War

by John Masters

January 1 1916: Europe is bleeding to death as the corpses rot from Poland to Gallipoli in the cruel grip of the Great War...

Heart of War follows the fate and fortunes of the Rowland family and those people...


The Art of Unpacking Your Life

by Shireen Jilla

OLD FRIENDS, NEW LIES

Twenty years ago, they were the best of friends. When Connie invites her university gang on the holiday of a lifetime, a safari in the Kalahari, they have little in common anymore. Is getting...