Most readers can recall a time when they have had empty pockets and needed to make some money. Making money is at the heart of this light-hearted tale since the key plot device is the existence of a tontine, a collective investment arrangement whereby the last man standing gets all.
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Amazon.co.uk has announced a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, which will “build a roadmap of a literary life”.
Classicist Mary Beard talks Tacitus, television and trowels - and discusses her new book, Confronting the Classics
The Royal Mail's latest stamps celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
"Dazzling" adaptation of literary classic heads to BBC
Jane Austen's classic love story to be retold
Many of the author's classic out-of-print novels are being published again
"Virtual Victorian" and novelist Essie Fox tells us what she wants under the Christmas tree
The author remembers the classic series which captured her imagination as a child
We're supposed to root for the hero with the heart of gold but sometimes the bad guys are just more fun. We pick our top five literary anti-heroes