Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English (1922)

An unusual treatise on sex education, dating back to 1922 in America. There is a strong bias towards abstinence and indeed there are threats of hellfire and brimstone as a result...

Katherine Mansfield: Mr Reginald Peacock's Day

Katherine Mansfield was the pen name of Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923), a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction. She is widely considered one of the best...

A Trio of Saki The Storyteller, Open Window, Bertie's Christmas Eve

Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and...

Selfish Giant, The; Happy Prince, The

Oscar Wilde (1854 –1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful...

The Little Book of Failure

Here is a compendium of also-rans and never-made-its. We're talking Betamax, the Sinclair C5, puffball skirts, sporks, the Millennium Dome... and countless other products that...

TinTin The Pocket Essential Guide

The silhouette of Tintin - a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white fox terrier by his side - is easily one of the most recognisable visual icons of the modern...

Nelson

Nelson continues to fascinate academics as well as the general public. He is still considered one of Britain’s greatest heroes and featured within the top ten of the BBC poll of...

You Know You're a Child of the 60's When…

Flower Power… The Beatles… Thunderbirds… The Space Race… Breakfast at Tiffany’s… Woodstock… Serge Gainsbourg… Mini Coopers… Carry on Camping… Mop Tops… Jimi...

Real-Life Diet Tips Slimming Secrets That Really Work

Steady weight loss and improved self-image are not impossible. Anyone can do it. If you're fed up with miracle herbs and fad diets that always fail, try these proven techniques...

You Know You're a Telly Addict When…

Do you find yourself using highlighter pens in the TV listings to plan your weekly viewing? Tear yourself away from the box and focus your attention on this guide to telly...

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