Once upon a time, before political correctness ruled the world, children's books were different. Boarding school yarns, classic adventure, tales of crime and horror were devoured by young readers.
The works of the best selling authors of another generation now lie gathering dust in second hand bookshops, only to be stumbled upon by accident.
This collection of short stories from the best writers of their age is an eclectic choice of reading for boys, from jolly japes at school, to supernatural scariness, from a life of crime to first challenging political thought.
Well remembered names, including PG Woodhouse, Conan Doyle, HG Wells and Kipling, alongside forgotten greats such as Talbot Baines Reed in this varied selection of yarns. Attractively packaged in a modern paperback to send a whole new generation out to rummage amongst second hand hardbacks.