The Pocket Books have been described as "hovering between a greeting and a present".
They were also recommended for "reading in cold bedrooms, and/or in the bath"and
make a lasting alternative to a birthday card.
The authors include Jane Austen, William Blake, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, John Donne
and Rupert Brooke.
The idiosyncratic Pocket Book Dictionaries (English Kings and Queens; Cricketers)
and the Wood-Engravers extended the range .
The County Maps are an architectural / historical / literary / pictorial curiosity
"designed for framing and to stimulate conversation".
There are eight novels, the best known of which is
'A Month in the Country'
which won the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1980 and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize
in the same year. It has had many editions and featured more than once as a BBC
Radio 4 'Book at Bedtime'.
'The Battle of Pollocks Crossing' was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize and ‘The
Harpole Report’ has been read at least twice on BBC radio (most recently in March
New for May 2013 In celebration of Benjamin Britten’s centenary, and as a counterpoint to the libretto of PETER GRIMES, we have re-set and re-issued the Pocket Book edition of the poem by George Crabbe which was the origin of the opera.