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The Thirty-Nine Steps
David Stuart Davies looks at the first modern spy thriller.
With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, B.A., Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English, University of Sussex. Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot…
Keep out of Chancery… it’s like being ground to bits in a slow mill; it’s like being roasted at a slow fire; it’s being stung to death by single bees;…
Complete Nonsense by Edward Lear
Although also an artist and composer, Edward Lear is deservedly best-known for his nonsense in all its many forms: songs, stories, poems, drawings, recipes, alphabets and limericks, a form which…
‘I shall try to fly by those nets’: Sally Minogue offers a final reflection on literature and Empire. If we needed a reminder of the ability of the British to…
Anne Brontë (1820-1849), the sister of Charlotte and Emily, was the youngest of six children and is best known for her novels 'Agnes Grey' and 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'.
John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish writer of both fiction and non-fiction work. His most enduring work is 'The Thirty-Nine Steps', a ripping yarn featuring Richard Hannay, who went on to appear in a further four novels.
The Phantom of the Opera
The Last Gothic Novel: Stephen Carver looks at the book behind the musical.
Hard Times: For These Times: Sally Minogue reflects on hard times in 19th century England as reflected in Charles Dickens’ novel, and hard times now.