|About the Book|
A monthly magazine costing sixpence but worth a shilling.For 60 years The Strand Magazine showcased the best writers in England and America.The magazine did not just reflect the age, it shaped it.It was a popular publication for the best inMoreA monthly magazine costing sixpence but worth a shilling.For 60 years The Strand Magazine showcased the best writers in England and America.The magazine did not just reflect the age, it shaped it.It was a popular publication for the best in fiction, featuring works by some of the greatest authors of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Rudyard Kipling, Leo Tolstoy, Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as European writers such as Victor Hugo and Lermontov.Conan Doyle was to prove one of the Strand’s most prolific authors -- his Sherlock Holmes stories propelled him to fame.But The Strand was not just Holmes.It published many brilliant stories and essays, some by authors that are still famous, others by writers waiting to be re-discovered by a new generation of readers.The Best of The Strand is a carefully edited selection of some of the finest work to appear in the magazine.The first collection of includes 13 fiction and non-fiction pieces:The Story of the StrandThe Adventure of the Silver Blaze by Arthur Conan DoyleThe Queer Side of Life: The Story of the King’s IdeaIllustrated Interviews: William Howard RusselA Night in an Opium DenAthletes of the Year: Their Performances and Methods of Training“Author! Author!” by E.W. HornungCelebrities At PlayThe Charge of the Light Brigade by Private James LambCrime and CriminalsSome Curious Public School CustomsStories from the Diary of a DoctorThe Lost Legion by Rudyard KiplingThe aim, like that if the original magazine, is to inform and entertain.The collection is introduced by historian Andrew Roberts, explaining The Strands significance and its enduring legacy.Albion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UKs leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.