A witty crime caper from the author of The Moving Toyshop, with evocative illustrations by A. Richard Allen.
A milestone in the theory of evolution and one of the greatest books of 19th-century historic travel, this lavish two-volume edition brings together a wealth of illustrative material.
Patrick Leigh Fermor’s celebrated travel memoirs of Greece, presented in a two-volume set, illustrated and with photographs from the first editions.
Chateaubriand requested that his memoirs remain unpublished until after his death lest he be forced to be ‘less frank and truthful’. The result is a hugely entertaining autobiography, providing a vivid picture of France during the most tumultuous period of her history.
The Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative storytelling, a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches, lost treasure and talking animals. Although it was published in 1927, it evokes an older world: houses are lit by oil lamps, and travel is by horse, carriage – or broomstick.