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For twenty-five years we have been making great literature available at a price that all can afford. It all began back in 1992 when we created the £1 classic paperback and ever since then we have stuck to one simple principle: to produce the best quality books that we can at the lowest possible price.
 
    Our collection of around 270 classic titles for adults and children still only cost £2.50, and we think the quality of our current editions is the best they have ever been. So whether you are a student or a school on a limited budget or a just a lover of great literature, then you're in the right place. So go ahead and treat yourself to a masterpiece for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

    And our Classics are only part of the story. Our World Literature series encompasses major works of philosophy, and more, from around the world, our Poetry series covers all of the major British, Irish and American writers and our Mystery & Supernatural series offers chilling ghost stories and intriguing mysteries. Add to that our bumper Special Editions and our beautiful hardback Library Collection and Collector's Editions (which make great presents) and we can truly say that with our collection of well over 400 titles we offer something for everyone.

    So go ahead and have a look around - we hope you enjoy your visit.


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CLASSICS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The Swiss Family Robinson

David Stuart Davies looks at this much-loved, much-adapted tale of adventure here

About the book: Johann Rudolf Wyss' tale of a family's adventures on an isolated desert island is a great children's favourite. The Robinson family, consisting of William and Elizabeth and their four children, Fritz, Ernest, Jack and Francis, along with two dogs, Turk and Juno, find themselves shipwrecked on a tropical island in the East Indies. They are fortunate enough to have salvaged some of the wrecked ship's cargo of livestock Including chickens and geese, as well as guns and carpentry tools. With the help of his family, the father, William, sets about establishing a home and a self-sufficient base in their new and strange environment. The novel then details the exploits, trials and tribulations the Robinsons experience in the next ten years on the island. Initially they construct a treehouse, but as time passes they settle in a more permanent dwelling in part of a cave. They discover food such as coconuts, sugarcane, honey and potatoes, and secure themselves against danger. Adventure follows adventure as they explore the territory, encounter wild birds and terrifying animals, plant crops, and settle in for a long stay. The narrative is so engrossing for a while we become castaways, too, with the Robinsons on their desert island.

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Anniversaries This Week

  • The human heart has hidden treasures

    CHARLOTTE BRONTë
    Died this week in 1855
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  • I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

    RENE DESCARTES
    Born this week in 1596
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  • Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.

    NIKOLAI GOGOL
    Born this week in 1809
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  • In literature, as in love,
    one can only speak for himself.


    ANDREW LANG
    Born this week in 1844
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  • Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman

    CAPTAIN R.F. SCOTT
    Died this week in 1912
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  • We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.

    ANNA SEWELL
    Born this week in 1820
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  • I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.

    WALT WHITMAN
    Died this week in 1892
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  • If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

    VIRGINIA WOOLF
    Died this week in 1941
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