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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.

Greenmantle by John Buchan

Greenmantle by John Buchan

The second of Richard Hannays’ adventures takes him from the trenches of the First World War on a mission of vital importance to the British campaign in the East. In an attempt to manipulate their Turkish allies the Germans have created a religious figurehead, a prophet of a new order to unif…

£24.99

Mr Standfast by John Buchan

Mr Standfast by John Buchan

Once again Brigadier General Hannay is taken from the trenches of the front line to save his country on a desperate mission. This time he must find the genius behind a vast network of spies infiltrating English pacifists and conscientious objectors. Hannay finds the man only to have him evade captu…

£26.99

Kipps by H.G. Wells

Kipps by H.G. Wells

This wonderful comedy about orphan and innocent Arthur Kipps was the means by which Wells satirized what he saw as a gross stupidity and blight upon English society; the pretensions of and obsession with class. Humble drapers’ assistant Arthur unexpectedly inherits his grandfathers fortune an…

£26.99

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

Inspired by an actual terrorist attack on Greenwich Laboratory in 1894 ‘The Secret Agent’ is arguably Conrad’s greatest work Mr Verloc, the spy, is roused to action by his masters. He is to instigate an act ‘of destructive ferocity so absurd as to be incomprehensible, inexplicable, almost …

£25.99

The Forsyte Saga Volume 1 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 1 by John Galsworthy

A compelling drama and merciless scrutiny of a newly-monied upper middle class family at the turn of the twentieth century, ‘The Forsyte Saga’ has a sumptuous range of characters; Soames, he of the ‘perpetual sniff’; Old Jolyon, ‘typifying the essential individualism born in the Briton’;…

£13.49

Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome

Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome

The third and final collection in this series of reflections written by one of the wittiest and whimsical men to press pen against paper. As well as his usual take on the foibles of his fellow Englishmen and women, Jerome ruminates, in his typically liberal fashion, about far-flung countries such as…

£15.99

The Forsyte Saga Volume 2 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 2 by John Galsworthy

In this, the second volume of the Saga to be released in an unabridged recording by Assembled Stories, Soames’ house continues to be built as his marriage disintegrates. Is Irene having an affair? Certainly her relationship with the architect Bosinney is causing ructions in the family. While …

£15.99

The Forsyte Saga Volume 3 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 3 by John Galsworthy

The house at Richmond is finished at last, but Soames takes Bosinney to court for exceeding the budget. The final judgement of their case turns on ‘a very fine point’ in their correspondence... The architect does not heed Young Jolyon’s warning and continues to pursue Irene - with fatal con…

£15.99

The Forsyte Saga Volume 4 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 4 by John Galsworthy

It is 1899. Old Jolyon has long since been buried at Robin Hill, and with the death of Aunt Susan in 1895 and Roger’s funeral opening this instalment of the Saga, the Forsyte’s are fast becoming aware of their mortality. Yet more problems beset the family. Montague Dartie leaves his wife for …

£13.49

The Forsyte Saga Volume 5 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 5 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte feud continues into the next generation with Jolly and Val involved in a drunken bout of fisticuffs. Soames continues to pursue Irene driving her to seek refuge in Paris. Believing that she has a lover, he puts her under surveillance to obtain evidence. Jolyon travels to Paris on the p…

£13.49

The Forsyte Saga Volume 6 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 6 by John Galsworthy

Soames travels to Paris to make one last attempt to regain Irene and the detective agency think they have found the man involved in the affair. Irene returns to London to seek Jolyon’s help and the two become closer while Soames takes out some insurance with Annette’s mother. The spurned husba…

£13.49

The Forsyte Saga Volume 7 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 7 by John Galsworthy

Timothy, at just over one hundred years of age, is the last survivor of the ten siblings of Superior Dosset Forsyte. In this latest volume we are introduced to the grandchildren of those Forsytes who first began the Saga. Soames’s daughter Fleur is twenty at the start of the 1920s, a bright,…

£13.49

The Forsyte Saga Volume 8 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 8 by John Galsworthy

Jon and his mother go to Spain. The son manages to curtail the visit after six weeks. Meanwhile, Jolyon strengthens his relationship with his eldest daughter, June, who reveals that she sympathises with the young lovers. It is June who helps Fleur in her search for the history of the feud within th…

£13.49

The Forsyte Saga Volume 9 by John Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga Volume 9 by John Galsworthy

As Jolyons condition worsens he writes a letter to Jon explaining the history of the feud, intending to use it only as a last resort. The boy eventually reads his fathers ‘confession’ and Jolyon is brought down by the stress. The young Mont continues to pay court to Fleur. Soames, hedging h…

£13.49

The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner

The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner

A chilling tale of suspense with a puzzling mystery at the heart of the story. Architect Edward Westray is sent by his firm to restore Cullerne Minster. The young man believes that more work is needed to secure the bell tower but his warnings go unheeded. A fellow lodger, the church organist Sharn…

£27.49


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