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Science fiction SF has existed as a popular genre for around 150 years. This book offers a survey of the genre from nineteenth-century pioneers to contemporary authors, with a new focus on global reach.
Martin Edwards has selected gems of classic crime from Denmark to Japan and many points in between. Fascinating stories give an insight into the cosmopolitan cultures and crime-writing traditions of diverse places including Mexico, France, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands.
'The death was an odd one, it was true; but there was after all no very clear reason to assume it was anything but natural.' First published in 1943, Raymond Postgate's wartime murder mystery combines thrilling detection with rich characters and a fascinating depiction of life on the home front.
This book takes a global perspective, tracing the development of children's literature from ancient stories such as Aesop's Fables and the Indian Panchatantra, to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the highly collectable Ladybird books of the 20th century, and up to modern classics and bestsellers such as...
'When the respectable Londoner wants to feel devilish, he goes to Soho', wrote Thomas Burke in 1915 - but these words could have been uttered at any point in Soho's colourful history. Complete with illustrations evoking the life and times of Soho, this new history explores the people and places...
Martin Edwards introduces neglected gems of British crime writing with these twelve stories, which strike a blow for the professionals with teasing mysteries for police officer protagonists.
By John McAleer
This book draws on the unrivalled riches of the British Library, telling the story of individual images, their creators, and the people and places they depict. It will present a detailed picture of the East India Company and its complex relationship with India, its people and cultures.