Category Archives: Gift Ideas

A-Z of Jane Austen

By | November 21, 2022

Much of The A-Z of Jane Austen pays attention to what you might call the ‘surface’ of Austen’s writings – to activities such as dance or matchmaking, for example, whose centrality in her storylines might seem to go without saying. In so doing I’m making the case that readings of Austen don’t necessarily have to… Read More »

A Christmas Carol, read by Monica Dickens

By | December 1, 2011

It is December 1st which means that the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! To kick-start the festive cheer, I am delighted to accounce that Bloombury have just released an enhanced ebook of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens with an exclusive interview and reading of the book by Monica Dickens, the author’s great-granddaughter. For extra… Read More »

Literary treats for Christmas

By | December 15, 2010

It might nearly be Christmas but there is still time to snap up something special if you are still looking for that elusive stocking filler! From ghouls and ghosts to the more sombre tone of great Russian writers, we have books to whet most literary appetites, whatever your particular delectation may be. Below is a… Read More »

The Wit and Wisdom of GK Chesterton

By | October 27, 2010

There was much excitement in the Continuum UK office today as finished copies of The Wit and Wisdom of G K Chesterton arrived on my desk! Already described by Christopher Howse in The Daily Telegraph as a 'delightful read', this book shines a light into the margins of Chesterton's work and gives a sense of the distinctive flavour… Read More »