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Army Reform

Edgar Wallace’s ‘Army Reform’ unravels the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of Private Smith during World War One. Packed with witty humour and peppered with sarcasm, this autob ...

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Bosambo of the River

Colonial Administrator Sanders is known for exploiting the people of Liberia. But when he encounters the one man three steps ahead of him, all that is about to change. Both a conma ...

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The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham

Adapted into episode one of the TV mini-series, The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells – starring Ray Winstone and Michael Gambon – The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham is a short story ...

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In the Modern Vein

Containing loosely autobiographical elements, ‘In the Modern Vein’ is a short story detailing the romantic pursuits of the poet, Aubrey Vair. The crux of the tale focuses on Vair’s ...

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Christina Alberta's Father

‘Christina Alberta’s Father’ is a multi-layered read. Part comedy, part tragedy, and part satire of 1920s society, it tells the story of Albert Edward Preemby. Following his wife’s ...

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The Desert of Wheat

A classic portrait of America during World War I, from American author Zane Grey, famously known for his romanticized stories about the old West.‘The Desert of Wheat’ (1919) sets t ...

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Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry (1927) is a satirical indictment of fundamentalist and evangelistic religion that caused a great scandal when it was first published. It was written by Nobel Prize win ...

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Allan and the Ice-Gods

The final novel in H. Rider Haggard’s much-anticipated trilogy, ‘Allan and the Ice Gods’, sees the return of Allan Quatermain and features Lady Luna Ragnall and the taduki drug ye ...

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The Short Cut

In this tale of adventure, romance, treachery, intrigue, and vengeance, a young woman named Wanda is out riding her horse when she stumbles upon the dead body of Arthur Shandon. Th ...

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A War-Time Wooing

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, ‘A War-Time Wooing’ tells the story of Bessie Warren and her love for Lieutenant Paul Revere Abbott. Bessie's brother has been k ...

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The Virginian

Laying the foundations for Clint Eastwood’s nameless character in ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,’ ‘The Virginian’ is a landmark novel of the western genre. The eponymous hero is ...

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Prometheus Illbound

The wealthy Zeus drops a handkerchief in the street, and whoever picks it up must give him the name and address of one other person. That person is then rewarded with untold riches ...

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Sanders of the River

The first book in the ´Sanders of the River´ series and set in the Edwardian era, ‘Sanders of the River’ focuses on the eponymous Governor of Nigeria. Commissioner Sanders struggle ...

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Lady Audley's Secret

‘Lady Audley's Secret’ by Mary Elizabeth Braddon is a Victorian sensation novel and her most famous and well-known work. In this story, which combines elements from detective novel ...

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The only novel published under the pen-name Alice Cholmondeley, ‘Christine’ gives insight into von Arnim's thoughts about the atrocities of World War I. The story is told through ...

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Christopher and Columbus

Set just before the first world war as the onset of conflict looms, ‘Christopher and Columbus’ tells the story of seventeen-year-old twin orphans, Anna-Rose and Anna-Felicitas as t ...

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Fräulein Schmidt and Mr. Anstruther

The novel centres on Rose-Marie Schmidt, a twenty-five-year-old woman who lives with her father, a professor, and is considered a spinster by most of the inhabitants of their small ...

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The Pastor's Wife

In Elizabeth von Arnim’s humourous novel, "The Pastor's Wife", the main character Ingeborg Bullivant goes on a spontaneous trip to Lucerne and returns engaged to a Prussian pastor. ...

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Based on her second marriage to Frank Russell and a pre-cursor to Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’, this darkly comic, historical romance is the tale of a naïve young woman named Lucy ...

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To Whom This May Come

‘To Whom This May Come’ (1889) is a classic short story by the American author, Edward Bellamy, most famous for his socialist and utopian novel ‘Looking Backward: 2000-1887’ (1888) ...

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At Pinney's Ranch

‘At Pinney's Ranch’ (1898) is a short story by the American author, Edward Bellamy, most famous for his socialist and utopian novel ‘Looking Backward: 2000-1887’ (1888).It was love ...

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An Echo of Antietam

‘An Echo of Antietam’ (1898) is a short story by the American author, Edward Bellamy, most famous for his socialist and utopian novel ‘Looking Backward: 2000-1887’ (1888).Young cou ...

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"Consequences" (1919) follows the life of Alexandra Clare, an upper class Catholic girl from London, after she turns down her only suitor. Alex is a misfit and having failed to mee ...

Cover for The Beast in the Cave

The Beast in the Cave

A man and his guide enter the vast, labyrinthine Mammoth Cave. However, this is not an advert for Visit Kentucky, so you can predict the next plot line.The man loses his guide. The ...

Cover for The Girl with the Golden Eyes

The Girl with the Golden Eyes

Henri is a shameless and spoiled heir. When he falls in love with the beautiful Paquita, he simply must seduce her. But Paquita already has a lover. Brimming with anger and revenge ...