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...

The History of Mr Polly

"This is a history and not a glorification of Mr. Polly, and I tell of things as they were with him”So writes H.G Wells towards the end of his story of Mr Polly and indeed the...

Just So Stories

The World has always yearned for creation stories. We cannot hope to know where we are going if we do not know from where we came.Rudyard Kipling’s whimsical tales of the...

The First Men in the Moon

One would think that after the momentous events of 1969 H.G Wells’ science fiction adventure “The First Men in The Moon” would have lost any fascination for the modern...

The Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes makes his second literary appearence in this thrilling novella by Conan Doyle. In addition to a gripping tale of murder, lost treasure and revenge the author...

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