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Edwardian

H.G. Wells said that 'Queen Victoria sat on England like a great paperweight and that after her death things blew all over the place.' It was a period of excitement and uncertainty, although Edward VII made himself popular with his subjects during the course of his reign. Despite the new outlook, the insouciance of the Victorian age still persisted - a belief in Empire, the upper class still a force but Shaw's 'New Man' was coming. The Great War would completely shatter the class system but the gradual change was witnessed and predicted among thinking writers like Bennett, Galsworthy and of course Wells himself.

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan

Among the first ‘espionage thrillers’ and an acknowledged classic ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ well deserves its accolades as one of the best adventure stories of all time. Leaving aside the improbable denouement, the fast paced, brilliantly conceived narrative still excites and c…

£12.99

The Power House by John Buchan

The Power House by John Buchan

John Buchan's hero Edward Leithen chances upon a worldwide plan for domination. With his own life and those of his friends depending on the outcome of his struggle he engages in combat the anarchic brain behind "The Power-House". The Author, despite being very busy in Public Service, …

£11.99

Big Foot by Edgar Wallace

Big Foot by Edgar Wallace

The brutal murder of a woman in a lonely beach cottage, huge footprints found nearby, a meandering tramp singing snatches of opera in the night! Superintendent Minter - "Sooper", rattles around the countryside on his noisy motorbike and tries to find a connection. Hampered by amateur dete…

£20.99

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

A collection of short stories by W W Jacobs. Serpents, skinflints, skivers, suitors and sundry sailors take the foreground in these stories about the East End of London and the mythical village of Claybury at the turn of the century. Stories: The Third String, A Mixed Proposal, The Weaker Vessel, T…

£15.99

The Hole In the Wall by Arthur Morrison

The Hole In the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison grew up in the East End of London and was familiar with life on the dockside. He tells the story of ‘The Hole in the Wall’ through the eyes of young Stephen Kemp, taken to live with his grandfather after the death of his mother. Nat Kemp is determined to keep his grandso…

£20.99

The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy

The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy

“The Dark Flower” has a universal theme - the positive powers and the disruptive effects of sexuality and desire. It is the story of Mark Lennan and his infatuation, adulterous affair, conventional marriage and obsession for a younger woman. Despite the moral debate Galsworthy’s n…

£25.99

Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett

Anna of the Five Towns by Arnold Bennett

Set in stifled industrial Staffordshire in the late nineteenth century against a strong evangelical background "Anna of the Five Towns" tells of the courting of hard businessman Ephraim Tellright's daughter by prosperous and accomplished Henry Mynors. As her father's fortune grows…

£24.99

The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Widow Francesca Bassington is deeply concerned. Her son, Comus, has finished his schooldays without benefit. He is now footloose and fancy free among the Edwardian social scene of London, showing no signs of responsibility or willingness to undertake a sensible career. To add to this distress Franc…

£15.99

London Lavender by E. V. Lucas

London Lavender by E. V. Lucas

As well as Lucas’ appreciation of the eccentricity and simple humour of his characters, he also entertains with a perceptive and sympathetic version of London life in the early days of the last century. The book was extensively published throughout the years 1913 to 1919. It must have given m…

£20.99

Ups and Downs by Stacy Aumonier

Ups and Downs by Stacy Aumonier

"Stacy Aumonier was profoundly in love with life, and impregnated through and through by curiosity about life and its manifestations. All types were fish to his net; and he has given us the fruits of his passion for existence with a deft and always interesting fidelity. He is never heavy, neve…

£22.99

A Master of Craft by W. W. Jacobs

A Master of Craft by W. W. Jacobs

‘A Master of Craft’ was written in 1900. It was said of W.W.Jacobs that he was one of the few writers who succeeded in being deliberately humorous. In this yarn, dedicated to his wife, he tells of marital mishap and misadventure among mariners in the East End of London. Will Poppy Tyrel…

£20.99

The Card by Arnold Bennett

The Card by Arnold Bennett

Arnold Bennett's splendidly comic portrayal of Edward Henry Machin, known as Denry to his mother to save time, is set in Bursley, one of the author's Five Towns of Staffordshire. Starting in 1897, when Denry first saw the smoke of the potbanks, the tale chronicles his rise to fame and wealt…

£22.99

The Autobiography of a Supertramp by W. H. Davies

The Autobiography of a Supertramp by W. H. Davies

At the end of the 19th Century W.H.Davies hustled his way across America, working when he could, begging and stealing when he couldn't. He saw life on the breadline. He was beaten up in New Orleans, thrown into prison in Michigan and was present at lynchings in Tennessee, truly a diarist of the…

£22.99

Father and Son by Edmund Gosse

Father and Son by Edmund Gosse

"This story is the record of a struggle between two temperaments, two consciences and almost two epochs. It ended, as was inevitable, in disruption. Of the two human beings here described, one was born to fly backward, the other could not help being carried forward. The affection of these two …

£24.99

The Beloved Vagabond by W.J. Locke

The Beloved Vagabond by W.J. Locke

"To Paragot I owe everything. He is at once my benefactor, my venerated master, my beloved friend, my creator." Thus begins the story of one of the greatest characters of English Literature - Paragot the lovable Bohemian and celebrated Bon Vivant. A young urchin from the London slums is a…

£25.99


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