“You’ll never know what the world has escaped.”
“All that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles, in the hearts of wild men.”
Time to take a look at a quintessentially British anti-hero, the gentleman thief A.J Raffles.
A radical departure from our usual fictional fare this fortnight, as we instead read one of the most influential non-fiction works of modern times. ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ was written at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution that changed both Britain and the …
Our oldest book to date, probably published in 1682, is one that is surrounded by mystery. Who is the author? Is the book as cynical as it first appears? And does it have relevance to the modern day?
Lord Dunsany might be one of the most influential fantasy writers of all time, but he’s a lot less well known than Tolkein et al. Why is this?
Join Fred and David as they intrepidly dive into the work of one of the ‘Bad Gones’ of French 19th century literature, Gustave Flaubert.
Our first play this week and it’s a famous one – join Fred and Dave as they try to be witty about one of the world’s wittiest playwrights, Oscar Wilde.
Described by many as the first English detective novel, it could be argued that without the Moonstone an entire genre would not exist.
Our first blind pick, of a book neither of us had even heard of. Was it a good idea? Find out in this week’s episode, as we cover Sir Anthony Hope’s little-known historical romance Simon Dale