A manuscript by Charlotte Brontë that fits comfortably into the palm of a hand.
Kenneth Grahame. Author. Born Edinbugh. Aged 5 lost his mother and was brought up in England by his grandparents. Very successful at school in Oxford he was denied university for financial reasons, which explains his career choice. Worked in the Bank of England for nearly 30 years and resigned suddenly shortly before 'The Wind in the Willows' was published in 1908, following an argument with one of the directors, Cunliffe. cont
Insanity. Beatings and a brother's forbidden passion. As a lost book by Charlotte Bronte is auctioned, the truth about literature's oddest family
An illustration of Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) at home, at work on her first novel, The Professor, with her ailing father in the background
“Unquestionably our best thriller writer ever” – Graham Greene on Eric Ambler
Playing With History - or the book that made me a Marlowe buff.
Just William Books By Richmal Crompton
Thomas Hardy (1840–1928) by Reginald Grenville Eves, 1924 | Hardy (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Like Charles Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society. Madding Crowd (1874), Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891).