Beware the headless horseman!

This edition of the classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher who creates dramatic illustrations that so perfectly reflect the tongue-in-cheek Gothic of Irving’s story.

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Visiting a newly-found bookshop

We have just come across The Fireside Bookshop in Stroud which has recently relocated from Littlehampton. Our verdict? Littlehampton’s loss is certainly Stroud’s gain.

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Would this make it into your top ten of crime novels?

Trent's Last Case by E.C. Bentley moved the great Dorothy L.Sayers to claim that "it is the one detective story of the present century which I am certain will go down to posterity as a classic. It is a masterpiece." But you can make your own mind up....

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Are you a mouse or a man?

E.B. White's Stuart Little is a book in which our hero plays out a sort of wish fulfilment fantasy that children can embrace with no real risk or jeopardy.

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Let Me Tell You What I Mean

Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads a new collection of previously uncollected essays by Joan Didion 

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