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  • Jerome K Jerome

    Jerome K. Jerome - An early life of poverty exacerbated by the death of his parents in his early teens helped to cruelly mould the young Jerome. After early stints on the railways, as an actor, a journalist, a school teacher, a writer and a solicitors clerk he had some minor success with a collection of comic memoirs "On The Stage - And Off" about his earlier stint as an actor. Shortly thereafter he married and his honeymoon on the Thames became the inspiration for Three Men In A Boat. This of course was a wild success both critically and commercially and also his creative highpoint. Although he was now able to write full time he was never able to attain all the heights of that classic...read more

  • Jerome K Jerome

    The world has been very kind to this book. I have written books that have appeared to be more clever, books that have appeared to be more humorous, but it is as the author of Three Men In A Boat (To Say Nothing Of The Dog) that the public persists in remembering me. Certain critics used to suggest that it was the vulgarity of the book, its entire absence of humour, that accounted for its success with the people. But one feels by this time that such a suggestion does not solve the riddle. Bad art may succeed for a time and with a limited public. It does not go on extending its circle for nearly half a century. I have come to the conclusion, be the explanation what it may, I can take...read more

  • Jerome K Jerome

    A humerous account of three men's boating holiday up the Thames that the author, Jerome K Jerome assures us is entirely factual, and definitely did happen as described. Even if the dog was somewhat more metaphorical than the other passengers. Especially George, who's realness is at least twice that of the other two, mostly around the middle. Initially intended as a serious travel guide but the humorous elements ended up taking over, transforming the book into a classic still praised for being fresh and witty to this day. Narrated by Michael...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Gothic Tales of Terror - VOLUME 6. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to writers as diverse as Charles Dickens, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Jerome K Jerome. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as they lead you on a walk to places you'd perhaps rather not visit on your own. Our stories are The Signalman by Charles Dickens, The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft, The Pit & The Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe and The Wisdom Of Uncle Podger by Jerome K Jerome. These stories are read for you by many readers including Ian Holm, Garrick Hagan and Richard...read more

  • Jerome K Jerome

    Three Men In A Boat ranks as one of the most amusing and agreeable books in the English language. Written soon after Jerome's marriage, it bubbles over with the happiness he felt. Rather than recording one particular trip, the story combines many boating excursions which Jerome had made with his friends. The three men round on each other when things go wrong but nothing serious mars the essentially sunny, idyllic nature of the book. The beautiful countryside through which its heroes pass is poetically described. 1. EXPEDITION PLANS. George, Harris, and J. are feeling seedy. Comparing symptoms, they realise that each of them is suffering from a whole range of aliments, J. being...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Gothic Tales Of Terrror - Volume 10. This collection of short stories contains several gothic tales to bear macabre and chilling witness to the imagination of Rudyard Kipling, WL George, Jerome K Jerome, Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe. These tales are designed to unsettle you, just a little, as you sit back, and take in their words as lead you on a walk to places you perhaps rather not visit on your own. These stories are read for you by Ghizela Rowe and Richard...read more

  • JM Barrie

    Humour, A Short Story Collection. The British, it is often said, have a stiff upper lip and a dry sense of humour. Its true, we usually do and in the case of this perfect compendium of short stories we absolutely do. Listen to our Scottish raconteur JM Barrie and English wits, Jerome K Jerome and Edward Lear for perfect proof of that. But humour is many things and from many places so we also feature Mark Twain, our very talented American friend to complete this rather witty and clever volume of short stories. Our readers include Richard Mitchley and James...read more

  • Rudyard Kipling

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Thomas Hardy

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more

  • Jerome K Jerome

    Stories are one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. Whether written down or spoken they have an ability to capture our imagination and thoughts, and take us on incredible journeys in the space of a phrase and the turn of a page.Within a few words of text or speech, new worlds and characters form, propelling a narrative to a conclusion with intricate ease. Finely crafted, perfectly formed these Miniature Masterpieces, at first thought, seem remarkably easy to conjure up. But ask any writer and they will tell you that distilling the essence of narrative and characters into a short story is one of the hardest acts of their literary craft. Many attempt, but few...read more