Orwell's chilling farmyard parody of Soviet Russia is brought vividly to life with illustrations by Quentin Blake.
Bored by her calculating husband and eager to live life, Anna falls in love, but her grand passion is doomed to end unhappily. Against this ruinous affair are set the stories of other loves, other marriages and an unsurpassed portrait of Russia in the latter part of the 19th century.
A searing and visceral account of how the American West was really won. Told from the point of view of the American Indian, the catalogue of broken promises, treaties and battles is a tragic but essential story. Translated into 17 languages and a bestseller worldwide, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee awakened a new understanding of America’s past.
Set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897, Jack London’s classic adventure story inspired Kerouac and Orwell. In this Folio edition, Abigail Rorer’s drawings depict the fierce beauty of the frozen Yukon. David Vann introduces.
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.
Ambrose 'Bitter' Bierce was immortalised by The Devil's Dictionary. His series of satirical definitions and irreverent aphorisms first appeared from 1881 to 1886 in the columns of a provincial newspaper, impaling the sacred cows of civilised life - and much else besides - upon the spikes of his own mordant wit.
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...