A noir classic - introduced by John Sutherland
These titles have been newly reissued in response to popular demand.
Contemporary engravings illuminate a moving collection of prose by the celebrated poet.
In this edition the full Molesworth tetralogy is gathered together along with Ronald Searle’s witty and wicked cartoons. Now back by popular demand, it also includes an introduction by poet Wendy Cope.
With only two genuine dates, this irreverent romp is history as every schoolboy would wish it – hilarious and memorable.
Boethius’ incredible presence of mind enabled him to produce this work of genius while he awaited execution on a false charge of treason. For many years the most popular book in Europe next to the Bible, its relevance endures.
Humble plants have long been the spur to economic growth, the key to political power, the tools of conquest, yet until Henry Hobhouse wrote this pioneering book, they had rarely warranted even a footnote in history.