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 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...

Through the Looking Glass

Once again Alice enters into an imaginary world full of nonsense, colour and paradox. This time she enters through a mirror and, as one might expect, everything becomes back to...

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arguably the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Dr Watson is sent by Holmes to the wilds of Dartmoor to protect the young Sir Henry Baskerville, heir to...

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's timeless tale of fantasy, nonsense and beautiful absurdity, narrated by Simon Hester.

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,...

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