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The Craft of Raymond Chandler

Sep 13, 2015

Crafting and Recrafting the Creations of Raymond Chandler If you suspect that you may be on the verge of a midlife crisis, having reached your forties and still not really found what you want to do with your life (or perhaps being overwhelmed with a feeling that you haven’t yet reached your full potential) then […]

A Family Prone To Death – The Brontes

Sep 6, 2015

A Family Prone To Death – The Brontes Spare a thought for Patrick Bronte, priest of Haworth in Yorkshire from 1820 until his death in 1861. Patrick lived until the age of 84 – really quite an old age in comparison to most other Victorians – and in those years he buried not only his wife, but […]

The Madness and Modernism of Virginia Woolf

Aug 27, 2015

The Madness and Modernism of Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf was a prolific author and one of the most important modernists of the early twentieth century. She was also one of the most famously mentally unwell writers of the same period, with her personal life attracting nearly as much attention as her works. Whilst her battle […]

Rare Folio Society Collection

Jul 30, 2015

Rare Folio Society Collection Just in – a collection of rarely seen Folio Society Books. These will be listed over the next week or so. Here are some of the Folio Society titles in this fabulous collection; As I walked out one midsummer morning – Laurie Lee Catch 22 – Joseph Heller The Drowned World […]

Tempestuous Victorians: How the Romantic Resonances of the Brownings Fuel an Eternal Fascination

Jul 8, 2015

Tempestuous Victorians: How the Romantic Resonances of the Brownings Fuel an Eternal Fascination His poetry is defiantly sordid, anguished, and repressed; beneath the lines linger a simmering sense of devilishness which is almost seductive in its intensity, reined in only by form and carefully-calculated conceit. Browning – renowned for his place in the literary fiction […]

Switchover To Faster Server

Apr 11, 2015

Switchover To Faster Server Friday 10th April 2015 Apologies to anyone having problems with my website on Friday between 8 and 8.15am my web host was moving the website to a faster server which should improve response times for everyone. This move did also mean that the email system for was not working for […]

Anthony Trollope – Oxford World’s Classics Edition

Mar 24, 2015

Anthony Trollope – Oxford World’s Classics Edition Trollope and Oxford University go back a long way – to 1907, in fact, when the first Trollope novel was published in the fondly-remembered hardback World’s Classics series. The Three Clerks was followed 11 years later by The Warden, then by a further 41 titles, the majority appearing […]

Happy New Year

Jan 6, 2015

Wishing All My Customers and Blog Readers A Happy New Year All the best for 2015, I hope you are all able to find what you are looking for this year on my website hcbooksonline Pleas feel free to email me with any queries or if you have any fine collections for sale. You can […]

Second Charity Book Giveaway Update

Oct 31, 2014

Saturday October 25th 2014 Saw the 2nd Annual Great Charity Book Giveaway. Who would have thought that giving books away was so difficult? I am still amazed that so many people had difficulty getting their heads around the fact that they could take as many of the wonderful books on offer as they liked at […]

D H Lawrence Collected Editions

Oct 14, 2014

D H Lawrence Collected Editions There are three major collected editions of the works of D H Lawrence. The first of these is the The Works of D. H. Lawrence “Phoenix Edition” in 26 Volumes published by William Heinemann (1955-), London with the volumes uniformly bound in red cloth. This 26 volume edition contains; The […]