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Penguin - Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell
Penguin - The Road to Wigan Pier by George Or...
Penguin - Animal Farm by George Orwell
Penguin - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Penguin - The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine ...
Mystery Guide - "Rogue Male"
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Mystery Guide - "The Thirty-nine Steps"
The 39 Steps
Buchan, John: The Thirty-Nine Steps, at Amazon UK for £3.99 or Amazon USA for $6.25
Mystery Guide - "Epitaph For A Spy"
Ambler, Eric: Epitaph for a Spy, at Amazon UK for £4.79 or Amazon USA (oos)
Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler
Penguin - The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935 Movie)
Importance of Being Earnest, The (1952)
Books: First Chapters
The Mark Strong Photo Gallery
Jane Austen Film & Television Adaptations
Meridian Broadcasting: Jane Austen's Emma
A Common Reader's bookshelf
Orwell, Road to Wigan Pier
Capel Lofft (1751-1824), English Radical and Poet
The Oxford Book of Comic Verse
Index to the Strand Magazine, 1891-1950
Strand Magazine Indexes
Yoxley Old Place Sherlock Holmes on the Web
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's non-Sherlockian Works on the Web
An Outline of English Literature - Pat Rogers
The Hemingway Resource Center
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler, at Amazon UK for £5.59
Brother of Daphne, Dornford Yates, at Amazon UK for £5.59
Brer Rabbit Trivia inc. letter from Theodore Roosevelt
Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations
Course: You Can Write A Novel in Thirty Days
Locke: Two Treatises of Government, Student edition (Cambridge), at Amazon USA - a refutation of Filmer's 'Patriarcha', also refuted by Algernon Sydney's Discourses Concerning Government (he also wrote Court Maxims)
Pride and Prejudice Shorter Table of Contents hypertext edition
Amazon Jane Austen Community
Amazon Literature Community
Amazon Literary Community
Amazon Literary Fiction Community
Amazon Poetry Community
The Yale Book of Quotations, at Amazon USA 2006
Regency Romance

Patrick O'Brian: master of the seafaring saga - 07/01/00
A Gunroom Guide to Patrick O'Brian Web Resources
Heaney wins second Whitbread prize with Beowulf - 26/01/00
Love's labour found 1477, from Margery Brews to her fianc‚, John Paston
Poe house sparks literary scuffle in Greenwich Village - 23/02/00
The Greek master's epic adventure - 26/02/00 Martin Hammond has spent six years translating 12,000 lines of Homer - an Odyssey in itself
Dante's ashes discovered
The secret journey of Jules Verne - 23/03/00
Return of Hardy's native heath - 04/06/00
Scotland's 'other bard' claimed for Ireland - 04/07/00 World's worst poet William Topaz McGonagall may have come from across Irish Sea
Student discovers poet's lost letters - 10/07/00 Sotheby's to auction three Coleridge notes found by Cambridge researcher
GASLIGHT electronic text and discussion site
Joseph Conrad's "Some reflections on the loss of the Titanic" (1912)
Joseph Conrad's "Certain aspects of the admirable inquiry into the loss of the Titanic" (1912)
Joseph Conrad's "Protection of ocean liners" (1914)
Odd photograph shows the importance of being Oscar - 16/07/00
Letters by Lewis Carroll found locked in castle - 22/08/00
Holiday snaps reveal archetypal Bond girl - 22/08/00
Conan Doyle a murderer? - 11/09/00
Young Beatrix reveals birth of Peter Rabbit - 14/09/00
Putin meets Solzhenitsyn - 21/09/00
Ancient charter sees off rival to Hardy's market - 21/09/00
Gutenberg Bible goes online - 22/11/00
Oscar Wilde 'died from ear infection' - 24/11/00
Wrong farm for bard's mother - 29/11/00
American Authors on the Web
Fans mark Wilde centenary - 30/11/00
A comedy of errors - 30/11/00
'Ulysses' manuscript sells for record $1.5 million - 14/12/00
Forgotten Kipling diaries discovered in desk drawer - 14/01/01
The Problem of The Funeral Elegy With the aid of computers, scholars are attributing a poem titled "A Funeral Elegy," published in 1612 and signed "W.S.," to William Shakespeare
Mitfords: Love in a Cold Climate etc 02/02/01 BBC adaptation
T.E. Lawrence rarity sells for £18,000 - 17/02/01 early copy of the Seven Pillars
Conan Doyle story to be published after 120 years - 17/02/01 "The Haunted Grange"
Conan Doyle ghost story resurrected - 30/03/01
It's time to bid Corelli farewell - 16/04/01 Louis de Bernieres describes his experiences on set - and reveals why he can never return to Cephallonia
Wodehouse letters reveal self-doubts and regrets - 24/04/01
Frank Harris (1856-1931)
Goodbye, Mr. Cliffs Notes - 07/05/01
Secrets of the Mitfords to be revealed in book of letters - 17/06/01
'Treasonable' odes were work of Burns - 18/06/01
Solzhenitsyn in attempt to heal Jewish wounds - 20/06/01
Which is the real 'Huckleberry Finn'? - 05/07/01
Naipaul wins Nobel literature prize - 11/10/01
"Hitchhiker's Guide" catches final ride - 19/11/01
V S Naipaul wins Nobel prize for literature - 12/10/01
It's all for one as home of Dumas fights for his ashes - 26/03/02
Real Frankenstein was a Scot living in Windsor - 01/05/02
A grisly duel with Paris unites the Three Dumas - 06/07/02
Why Orwell Still Matters - 03/07/02
Marlowe tribute puts question mark over Shakespeare - 11/07/02
£40,000 Austen sale breaks record - 26/07/02 rare first edition of Pride and Prejudice
Exhibit shows Dickens as stage hound - 04/01/03
Tolkien's Rings reading unearthed - 07/05/03
How Shaw defended Stalin's mass killings - 18/06/03 GBS: "They often have to be pushed off the ladder with a rope around their necks"
Proofreaders' marks
Canterbury Tales go online - 24/10/03
Philip Pullman - 12/03/04 Viewers of the BBC's Big Read recently voted his work the third most popular ever
Conan Doyle papers go on display - 13/05/04
Hobbit's home on sale for œ1.5m - 24/05/04
Celebrations mark Joyce centenary - 16/06/04
Cheat's guide to Joyce's Ulysses - 16/06/04 on the 100th anniversary of "Bloomsday"
Nobel Prize novelist Bellow dies - 06/04/05
Lost Dumas novel hits bookshelves - 04/06/05
Rewriting the rules of publishing - 31/07/05 "A cross between Ebay and Amazon," is how Canadian entrepreneur Bob Young describes his online publishing venture Lulu
Makeover for Orwell's India home - 01/08/05
What would you pay to star in a best-seller? - 17/08/05
Gonzo journalist's parting shot - 21/08/05
Lawrence's Mid-East map on show - 11/10/05 He said separate governments should operate in the predominantly Kurdish and Arab areas in what is now Iraq, and also wanted separate governments for the Mesopotamian Arabs and Armenians in Syria
Pinter wins Nobel literary prize - 13/10/05
Writer John Fowles dies aged 79 - 07/11/05
Classic poets' voices go online - 30/11/05
Blaze hits Dickens' Bleak House - 09/04/06
Google makes novels free to print - 30/08/06
Awful author addicted to alliteration achieves acclaim again - 18/09/06 Amanda McKittrick Ros
Library find casts a new light on Sam Pepys's lost love - 14/10/06
Obituary: Eric Newby - 23/10/06
Bill Bryson made an honorary OBE - 13/12/06
Blake's notebook goes on display - 11/01/07
Scientists recreate Dante's face - 12/01/07
Medici writers exhumed in Italy - 28/07/07
Bronte original sold for £114,000 - 13/11/07
Hidden Kafka papers set to emerge - 10/07/08
Hats off to France's literary star - 09/08/08 Alexandre Dumas's novel The Last Cavalier was rediscovered after more than a century
Chinua Achebe: A hero returns - 18/02/09
Grapes of Wrath, a classic for today? - 14/04/09
Sherlock Holmes' enduring popularity - 23/05/09
Great British literary walks - 06/07/09
Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness - 07/07/09
Lord of the Flies author admitted attempt to rape teen - 16/08/09
Calls to drop the idea of re-interring Camus - 23/11/09
Albert Camus: thinker, goalkeeper - 06/01/10
Time to salute the Tolstoy of Transylvania - 11/01/10 Charles Moore reviews 'The Transylvanian Trilogy' by Miklós Bánffy
George Orwell named as 'writers' writer' - 23/01/10
JD Salinger: reclusive, eccentric author of an undying masterpiece - 29/01/10
Kipling's Indian legacy - 19/02/10
Where Jeeves meets a hard-boiled detective - 02/07/10
Swiss bank to lift lid on hidden Kafka works - 19/07/10
Bawdy 'John Milton verse' discovered - 23/09/10
Research suggests new cause of Bertolt Brecht death - 11/11/10
Extremely Rare and Important William Blake Letter on "The Last Judgement" for Sale at Bonhams - 10/02/11

Berlin through the eyes of Christopher Isherwood - 18/03/11
Not the 50 books you must read before you die - 27/03/11
HG Wells or Enrique Gaspar: Whose time machine was first? - 08/04/11
Jane Austen manuscript sells for more than £990,000 - 14/07/11
On the trail of George Orwell’s outcasts - 05/08/11
Arthur Conan Doyle's first novel hits shops - 25/09/11
Claire Tomalin: Dissecting Dickens - 05/10/11
Charles Dickens: Best characters in pictures - 01/02/12 see also The World of Charles Dickens: photos of locations described in his books
When Charles Dickens fell out with America - 13/02/12
Edgar Allan Poe's stranglehold on popular culture - 09/03/12 New film 'The Raven' proves again that we'll never tire of Edgar Allan Poe's dark world
Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91 - 06/06/12
Joanne Harris: Bradbury was 'a bright, burning spark' - 06/06/12
Tributes paid to sci-fi author Ray Bradbury - 06/06/12
Garcia Marquez 'suffering from dementia', says brother - 07/07/12
Ayn Rand: Why is she so popular? - 17/08/12
The grave matter of precedence among the Mitford sisters - 22/08/12
Philip Pullman turns to Grimm task - 23/09/12
Chinua Achebe publishes Biafran memoir - 27/09/12
Li Bai and Du Fu: China's drunken superstar poets - 10/10/12
Solzhenitsyn's One Day: The book that shook the USSR - 19/11/12
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies - 22/03/13
Chinua Achebe's death is a loss for Africa and the world - 22/03/13
Obituary: Chinua Achebe - 22/03/13
Harper Lee sues for copyright of To Kill A Mockingbird - 03/05/13
Raymond Chandler & Ian Fleming in Conversation (1958)
T.E. Lawrence: on the trail of Lawrence of Arabia - 17/08/13
Thetford’s Thomas Paine

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Guide to surreal and real Latin America - 21/04/14
Michael Gove: Kill a Mockingbird? I’d never dream of it - 26/05/14
A Point of View: Why Orwell was a literary mediocrity - 30/08/14 Will Self
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway - 01/09/14
Who’s afraid of the Marquis de Sade? - 06/10/14
A Point of View: The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state - 22/11/14 Dostoyevsky wrote about characters who justified murder in the name of their ideological beliefs
Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel' - 03/0/15
Read the lost Sherlock Holmes story found in an attic - 20/02/15
Lionel Davidson: the best spy novelist you might never have read - 08/03/15 see also: Forgotten authors No.37: Lionel Davidson - 06/09/09 and Lionel Davidson obituary - 22/10/09
Spain finds Don Quixote writer Cervantes' tomb in Madrid - 17/03/15
German author Guenter Grass dies - 13/04/15
100 novels everyone should read - 16/05/15
Charles Dickens in pictures
The dark side of nursery rhymes - 11/06/15
James Joyce’s Ulysses: A classic too sexy for censors - 16/06/15
Hear the Very First Adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984 in a Radio Play Starring David Niven (1949)
The 100 Greatest British Novels - 11/12/15
Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany - 05/03/12
Harper Lee: US author of To Kill a Mockingbird dies aged 89 - Feb 19, 2016
Obituary: Harper Lee - Feb 19, 2016

Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird author, dies aged 89 - latest news and reaction - Feb 19, 2016
Why Harper Lee kept her silence for 55 years - Feb 19, 2016
Between the Acts: Virginia Woolf’s last book - 23/03/16
The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf - 28/03/16 Seventy-five years have passed since the British writer died. To mark the anniversary, we commissioned an animation of a BBC radio broadcast she made on 29 April 1937.

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