An Introduction to Giacomo Casanova's The Story of My Life

Peter Wickham talks about the infamous libertine Giacomo Casanova, and his explosive autobiography, The Story of My Life. Perhaps best known for his serial womanising, Casanova...

Murder at the Fitzwilliam

After rising to prominence for his role investigating the case of Jack the Ripper, former Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson is now retired. Known for his intelligence,...

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo is the classic account of Marco Polo’s journey to China from Venice, and his discoveries as an emissary to the great Kublai Khan. Polo explores...

Where Shall We Run To? A Memoir

From one of our greatest living writers, comes a remarkable memoir of a forgotten England.'The war went. We sang in the playground, "Bikini lagoon, an atom bomb’s boom, and two...

Murder in the Museum

When Professor Julius Arnell breathes his last in the British Museum Reading Room, it looks like death from natural causes. Who, after all, would have cause to murder a retired...

Maxwell's Academy

The end of civilisation, as Peter Maxwell knows it, is just around the corner. It comes in the form of Fiona Braymarr, the new superhead. She is a new broom, and she sweeps good...

The Wealth of Nations

It was Adam Smith (1723–1790) who first established economics as a separate branch of knowledge, and many would say his work has never been surpassed. The Wealth of Nations,...

Their Finest A Novel

From the author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart comes another “smart, funny, ingenious, revealing tale of London life during the Second World War” (The...

Maxwell's Return

Maxwell's back, as murder comes to sleepy Leighford. Are the two things connected? Well, yes and no. Teenage girls are being picked up on the seafront and two of them are found...

A Tale of a Tub

Swift's allegorical satire about religion and politics follows the lives of three brothers, Martin, Peter and Jack, who each represent a faction of the Christian faith -...

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