Silver-fork Novel

Genre of 19th-century English literature depicting the lives of the upper class and the aristocracy.

The Monarch of the Glen (novel)

Comedy novel by Compton Mackenzie (1833–1972), portraying life in the fictional Scottish Highland estate of Glenbogle during the 1930s.

Keep the Home Guard Turning

Comedy novel by Compton Mackenzie (1833–1972, portraying the exploits of the Home Guard on the fictional island of Todday during the Second World War.

Whisky Galore (novel)

Novel by Compton Mackenzie based on the real-life 1941 sinking of a ship carrying a large quantity of whisky, and the local residents’ attempts to recover it and hide it from the authorities.

The Screwtape Letters

1942 novel by C. S. Lewis, in the form of a series of letters between a senior demon, Screwtape, to his nephew Wormwood, who is tasked with securing the damnation of a British man known only as the patient.

The First Men in the Moon

Scientific romance by H. G. Wells first published in 1901, about two men who travel to the Moon using an anti-gravity substance known as cavorite.

Joan and Peter

Novel by H. G Wells published in 1918, about the education and adolescence of Joan and Peter, two samples of their generation, an excerpt of which was published under the title “Peter Learns Arithmetic” in 1958.

Beware the Cat

First English novel, an anti-Catholic satire published in 1570.