A Christmas Carol

Perhaps the most famous and most accessible of Dickens' stories which can be enjoyed every year afresh at Christmas time, as we never tire of the inspirational story of Scrooge's...

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Dr John Watson continues the chronicles of his friend Sherlock Holmes with a series of memoirs which give us further insight into the enigmatic Master Detective.In "The Yellow...

The War of the Worlds

Set against the context of the Late Victorian period H.G Wells narrative of a Martian invasion of earth creates a powerful and frighteningjuxtaposition of the past and the...

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Books often suffer when over taken by the notoriety of the adaptations which they inspire. This was never truer than of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and...

The Wind in the Willows

Although accepted to be a classic of children's literature, Kenneth Grahame's tale of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad is layered with the universal themes of nature, longing,...

Tales from Shakespeare

The famous and thrilling stories of William Shakespeare's plays are lovingly retold in equally poetic language by Charles and Mary Lamb. First published in 1807 and intended as an...

The 39 Steps

John Buchan himself stated that he set out to write a book in the style of the ubiquitous American “Dime Novel”. What he actually succeeded in creating was a relatively unique...

The Invisible Man A Grotesque Romance

What would it be really like to have the power of invisibility? What could be achieved for good or ill by becoming the first unseen human being? H.G Wells plays out these...

The Prisoner of Zenda

Rudolf Rassendyll, a carefree young man, doing all he can to avoid settling down in life, suddenly finds himself in the centre of royal intrigue in which he must play a role that...

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

First published in 1895 this classic tale of three friends taking a boating holdiay on the Thames is as fresh as ever and creates a unique blend of humorous travelogue and...

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