Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Today we take for granted the exploration of the fascinating submarine depths of the oceans, so ubiquitous are its many representations on our screens. It is therefore surprising...

Selected Tales of Mystery & Terror

Here is a selection of chilling tales only to be enjoyed of a dark evening when safely by the warmth of the fire.The Monkey's PawIn The Penal ColonyO Whistle and I'll Come to You...

The Innocence of Father Brown

The shadow of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes would inevitably fall across much of the crime fiction that followed that most famous of detectives.However, in 1910 G.K Chesterton's...

Pinocchio

It may be that we are too sophisticated in this day and age for as simple a morality tale as Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio”. It is certainly true that the original tale is much...

A Study in Scarlet

In a Study in Scarlet Conan Doyle fist presented to the world his unique creation Mr Sherlock Holmes almost complete.Over successive stories we learn a little more about the man,...

The Pilgrim's Progress

John Bunyan's classic allegory of the Christian journey of pilgrimage has never lost its power to teach the important truths of Faith. We may prefer our allegories to be a little...

The Happy Prince & Other Stories

It is all to easy to be familiar with Oscar Wilde the aesthete. The limpid sophisticate ever ready with a witty epigram designed to both shock and stimulate.However, here in this...

The Jungle Book

To return to the Jungle Book in its literary form after encountering it in the popular culture of the last 50 years is to be bathed in the fresh, cold, bracing water of a jungle...

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a novel which shocks us still. The sensibilities of its original Victorian readership may have blanched at the exoticism and barely disguised...

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...

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