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Two unreasonably neglected classics from the canon of HG Wells

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An extract from Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island by H.G. Wells

An extract from Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island by H.G. Wells BLETTSWORTHY IN BATTLE The day came when I scribbled my last uncensored letter to Rowena, and our draft was marched through the streets to Victoria Station, band playing brassily, … Continue reading

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H. G. and the H. Bomb

Samira Ahmed explores H. G. Wells’ role in the making of the nuclear bomb. Listen to the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060zkjl We are republishing Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island and Christina Alberta’s Father – two of H. G. Wells’ lesser known classics.  … Continue reading

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When Wells met Stalin

In 1934, on a visit to Soviet Russia H. G. Wells met Stalin… The interview first appeared in the New Statesman later that year. Follow this link to read the interview in full. We are republishing Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole … Continue reading

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Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island

MR BLETTSWORTHY ON RAMPOLE ISLAND Introduction by Michael Sherborne   The sea voyage that carries the traveller to a strange and challenging world is a time-honoured literary genre. Think of Shakespeare’s The Tempest or Homer’s Odyssey. On rare occasions it … Continue reading

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Introducing Christina Alberta’s Father

  CHRISTINA ALBERTA’S FATHER  Introduction by Michael Sherborne   Asked to name a book by H.G. Wells, how many readers would reply Christina Alberta’s Father? No doubt the likeliest answers would be The War of the Worlds or The Time … Continue reading

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