Posts under ‘1940s’

The Plague by Albert Camus

 Translated from the French by Robin Buss Five words from the blurb: people, plague, death, isolation, fate Albert Camus is […]

Native Son by Richard Wright

Five words from the blurb: black, prejudiced, poverty, death, crime Native Son was originally published in 1940. It became a […]

Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake

You have seen nothing like it before … but after … you see things like it everywhere …. C.S. Lewis […]

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) – George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a modern classic which has added an impressive number of words to our language. Big Brother and Room […]

The Dwarf – Pär Lagerkvist

 Pär Lagerkvist won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951 Translated from the Swedish by Alexandra Dick Regular readers of […]

Tragedy At Law – Cyril Hare

Tragedy at Law was originally published in 1942 and P.D. James states that it is …regarded by many lawyers as […]