David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College, London.
Another hot new series from Penguin, "Great Books for Boys" offers a handful of top adventure stories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each volume sports a nice vintage-looking cover to complete the spell. Great fun (and girls can read them, too!). Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Carruthers' development from fashionable young man-about-town to patriotic amateur spy ... This one undoubtedly deserves its status as a classic of espionage fiction. * Leah Galbraith, FictionFan *