The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry

The Gift of the Magi O Henry   One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such … Continue reading The Gift of the Magi – O. Henry


LBC Dystopia 17 – The Sleeper Awakes – Write Up

LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Tuesday 23rd of September 2015 Time:  6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING THE SLEEPER AWAKES H.G. WELLS   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia 17 – The Sleeper Awakes – Write Up


LBC Dystopia Date: 23rd September 2015   Venue: Crowd of Favours Our next pick is available for free as an ebook. Click on the links below for... HG Wells - Free Ebooks The Sleeper Awakes - Kindle The Sleeper Awakes - iTunes The Sleeper Awakes - Project Gutenberg BLURB A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly … Continue reading FREE EBOOK – LBC Dystopia

Happy World Book Day 2015!

Here at Leeds Book Club, we find that every day is World Book Day... but isn't it lovely to have a special day set aside just to remind us all about the wonderful marvellous magical and fantastic world of books! From the WBD website WHAT IS WORLD BOOK DAY? World Book Day is a celebration! It’s … Continue reading Happy World Book Day 2015!

EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover   Venue: White Swan Leeds, Swan Street, Leeds Date:  Thursday 19th of February 2015 Time:  7:00pm SUPER FANTASTIC QUIZ: from 8:00pm! Leeds Libraries will be taking over the White Swan on Thursday the 19th of February! Pop in from 7pm to enjoy a night of literary wonder in a delightful location, including a quiz that I … Continue reading EVENT – Leeds Libraries Quiz Takeover

EVENT – Bristol Literature Festival!

The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival returns for 2015 Some of the literary scene’s brightest stars are arriving in Bristol to join a unique festival that celebrates women’s writing. After its dazzling success in 2013, the Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is delighted to announce it is returning to Watershed on the 14th and 15th March 2015. … Continue reading EVENT – Bristol Literature Festival!

The Story of the Other Wise Man – Henry Van Dyke

Originally posted in 1895, this beautiful story has become part of our Christmas lore.  The links lead to a HTML version of the story by Project Gutenberg. The Story of the Other Wise Man Henry Van Dyke   Who seeks for heaven alone to save his soul, May keep the path, but will not reach … Continue reading The Story of the Other Wise Man – Henry Van Dyke