“The next morning – Heaven preserve the world from evil! – it was still raining. LECTOR. It does not seem to me that this part of your book is very entertaining.” Next in our intermittent sub-series, ‘Of books what are set in France’, we trudge along the road with …

The title says it all this week as we ask Kipling’s exotic animals and A A Milne’s honey-grabber to move over for our review of Albert Bigelow Paine’s anthropomorphic trailblazer. From the Hollow Tree in the Big Deep Woods we judge this selection of short stories to see whether they …

“I’d pretty much pissed away most of my Whuffie… until I’d expended all the respect anyone had ever afforded me”   You might assume that that is a quote from our new read, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, but it’s actually from a clickbait article styled ‘These celebrities …

  Join Fred and Dave as they journey to the exotic South Seas to live with the Typees. Yes, it’s the novel that announced Herman Melville to the world – but is it one that makes the shelf?