John Julius Norwich
John Julius Norwich's classic history of Byzantium tells the epic story in all its lurid, magnificent and compelling detail in three magnificent volumes: The Early Centuries, The Apogee and The Decline and Fall.
The magical land of Narnia is a world like no other. With talking animals, mythical creatures, the evil White Witch and the mighty lion Aslan, Lewis's magnificent fantasy series has captivated children for generations. Now reissued in a striking new binding.
Writing for ten to twelve hours a day in the lulls between battlefield sorties, Alan Moorehead gathered material for the three books of The Desert War Trilogy, which he published during the war itself. Together they form an electrifying contemporary account of one of the most thrilling and decisive arenas of the Second World War.
Dorothy L. Sayers wrote ingenious whodunits that were also satisfying and intelligent novels. Her prose is elegant and expressive; her settings are vividly realised, and her characters are flesh-and-blood human beings – most memorably her hero, Lord Peter Wimsey.
These three books tell of the ups and downs of the six Bastable children, all determined to rescue the family fortune and restore the ancient house of Bastable (a semi-detached on the Lewisham Road). Although they often promise to be good and helpful, their antics only seem to land them in trouble...
Introduced by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. Drawing on contemporary politics, ancient history and mathematics Asimov's extraordinary science-fiction epic of the decline and fall of a Galactic Empire is as gripping as it is utterly unique.
Herbert Fisher’s A History of Europe charts the turbulent and colourful story of Europe from the dawn of Greek civilisation to the 20th century. It is a history of seemingly endless conflict – tribal, religious and ideological.
As well as being a great novelist, Mark Twain was a brilliant and prolific writer of short stories, using them to capture a dazzling variety of characters, landscapes and registers. This edition gathers together nearly 50 of his greatest tales, revealing his extraordinary versatility.