Adventures of an Oxford Freshman Vol III Married and Done For

In this final instalment of the Adventures of Mr Verdant Green, the eponymous hero finds himself perplexed thricefold: by travelling North, by events at Oxford and by his confused...

Stage-Land

“The stage hero never has any work to do. He is always hanging about and getting into trouble. His chief aim in life is to be accused of crimes he has never committed, and if he...

On the Stage and Off The Brief Career of a Would-be Actor

“There comes a time in every one’s life when he feels he was born to be an actor. Something within him tells him that he is the coming man, and that one day he will electrify...

Diary of a Pilgrimage

Following the great success of Three Men in a Boat a friend of mine said, "Well now, why don't you write a sensible book? I should like to see you make people think." "Do you...

The Wreck of the Golden Mary

Charles Dickens once again gathers his favourite storytellers around him and 'conducts' the story of 'The Wreck of the Golden Mary'. Dickens leads, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr,...

The Haunted House

On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their...

The Little Parachute

The moment Angelique arrives in Paris, she is taken prisoner by the SS. In a lonely little room, she is put in a chair with leather straps and a bloodstained seat and ordered to...

A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

A Victorian family gathers round the hearth, and one by one they tell each other their Winter's tales. Charles Dickens begins 'the round of stories they were to relate, as they...

Adventures of an Oxford Freshman Vol II The Further Adventures of Mr Verdant Green

In this second adventure, our hero learns more useful lessons at Oxford and experiences the first disconcerting flutters of his heartstrings. A joyous alternative to the...

Adventures of an Oxford Freshman Vol I The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green

A wonderfully amusing and engaging account of the escapades of a naive student thrown into university life amongst the hallowed halls of Oxford c. 1850. Widely regarded as a comic...

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