Sex: Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English (1922)

An unusual treatise on sex education, dating back to 1922 in America. There is a strong bias towards abstinence and indeed there are threats of hellfire and brimstone as a result...

The Holy Grail The Pocket Essential Guide

The Holy Grail is a subject that fascinates and intrigues. Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup it has remained at the centre...

Another Trio of Saki The Elk, the Holiday Task, the Schartz-metterklume Method

Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and...

You Know You're Getting Old When…

Do you need a fire extinguisher to blow out the birthday candles? Do you think Posh and Becks is a department store? If so, the warning signs are flashing - this book should help...

You Know You're a Mobile Addict When…

Do you have a phone front to match every outfit? Do you text faster than you can write? You could be suffering from the spreading epidemic of mobile-addiction - check out the...

Katherine Mansfield: Mr Reginald Peacock's Day

Katherine Mansfield was the pen name of Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888-1923), a prominent New Zealand modernist writer of short fiction. She is widely considered one of the best...

A Trio of Saki The Storyteller, Open Window, Bertie's Christmas Eve

Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and...

Selfish Giant, The; Happy Prince, The

Oscar Wilde (1854 –1900) was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he became one of the most successful...

The Little Book of Failure

Here is a compendium of also-rans and never-made-its. We're talking Betamax, the Sinclair C5, puffball skirts, sporks, the Millennium Dome... and countless other products that...

TinTin The Pocket Essential Guide

The silhouette of Tintin - a young man wearing golf trousers, running with a white fox terrier by his side - is easily one of the most recognisable visual icons of the modern...

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