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Trial of H.H. Crippen

by Filson Young

In The Trial of H H Crippen, Filson Young compiles the transcript of one of the most famous murder trials of the early 20th century. Young gives us a clear image of the quiet, considerate doctor, and why such...


Gallions Reach

by Filson Young

Gallions Reach is the story of an East End shipping clerk, Jim Colet, who, in a moment of rebellion against the tyranny of dull work and a bullying employer, causes his boss�s death with an unlucky blow. He...


The Highland Division: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Highland Territorials were made up of the 51st Division, who had fought bravely in the Great War, and entered WWII with a fearsome and loyal reputation. Here Erik Linklater draws from letters and War diaries...


The Northern Garrisons: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Northern Garrisons visits the soldiers of WWII in some of the most barren and inhospitable of outposts. Eric Linklater, in his mission to document the lives, trials and achievements of these men, travelled...


The Wanton Princess

by Dennis Wheatley

1 Jan 1800 - 30 Nov 1805

Pauline Leclerc: the loveliest, most licentious woman in Paris � and sister to Napoleon himself.

Roger Brook is back in France � playing a deadly game as Prime Minister Pitt's most...


The Sultan's Daughter

by Dennis Wheatley

Feb 1798 - 31 Dec 1799

'Had it not been for Zanth� there is little doubt that at the age of thirty-one Roger Brook would have died in Palestine.' Roger Brook, Prime Minister Pitt's most resourceful secret agent....


The Secret Sharer: Including screenplay by Peter Fudakowski

by Joseph Conrad & Peter Fudakowski

Atlantic. All its phases were familiar enough to me, every characteristic, all the alternatives which were likely to face me on the high seas�everything! except the novel responsibility of command. But I took...


An Oxford Tragedy

by J.C. Masterman

Francis Wheatley Winn, Senior Tutor at St Thomas� s College, is ready for a cosy night of dining, port, and pleasant company. Ernst Brendel , Viennese lawyer and crime specialist, has come to Oxford to lecture...


The Rape of Venice

by Dennis Wheatley

Roger Brook � 'wanted' for illegal duelling � sailed for Calcutta in the summer of 1796. With him went his lovely Clarissa. And in Calcutta Clarissa was abducted. Abducted by Rinaldo Malderini, a Venetian...


Raft, the / Socrates Asks Why

by Eric Linklater

Are the people of Britain capable of serving the new world, of writing with honour a new chapter of history? The answer, conclusively, is Yes.� But Socrates, in the third of the pieces, has still to be satisfied...


The Launching of Roger Brook

by Dennis Wheatley

Introducing Roger Brook, 'master spy and gentleman adventurer' of the Napoleonic Era, in Dennis Wheatley's famous historical series that spans the years from 1783 through 1815.

The year 1783 finds the young Roger...


Good King Richard?

by Jeremy Potter

Richard III, the so-called �last English King of England� and the wicked uncle of tradition, is the most controversial and enigmatic of monarchs. Could he really have been as sinister as he was painted by...


The Haunting of Toby Jugg

by Dennis Wheatley

Toby Jugg, a fighter pilot shot down in combat, is now confined to his bed with little hope of walking again. He is also the heir to a considerable fortune - a fortune that is being administered by a board of...


Strangers in Company

by Jane Aiken Hodge

Marian is in her mid-thirties, and trying to get over the shock of her eighteen-year-old twins leaving her to live with their father in the USA. As a distraction she takes a job looking after a younger woman,...


A Death in Two Parts

by Jane Aiken Hodge

The 50-year-old unsolved murder of a manipulative but wealthy old lady still tortures the woman made rich by her death


Goosefoot

by Patrick McGinley

The tale of a tough, smart farm girl who moves to the city, and the temptations that befall, and ultimately destroy her. This is the story in a nutshell, and yet the details are what make it wonderful: the bitterly...


Foggage

by Patrick McGinley

An Irish tale of life-long incest between a brother, Kevin and sister, Maureen, further complicated by a pregnancy and the need to find her a suitor quickly - someone both appropriate and willing.


A Particular Friendship

by Dirk Bogarde

They were strangers and opposites and never met, and yet they enjoyed a passionate and unusual friendship.

In 1967 Dirk Bogarde, then at the height of his fame, received a letter from America from a complete...


Letters to a Sister

by Rose Macaulay & Constance Babington Smith

The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation...


Tea At Gunter's

by Pamela Haines

Once upon a time Lucy would have agreed with her father. But now, won over by her mother's memories - of Patmore, the family estate; of Gervase, her first love; of a past never less than perfect - she wouldn't...