French historian and political thinker Alexis de Toqueville, was born on this day in 1805 in Paris. Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1835), is today considered a phenomenal early work of sociology and political science. Read more by Alexis de Toqueville
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Black Butterfly Mark Gatiss
Lucifer Box returns in the third and final tale of this Mark Gatiss series. Nearing retirement, our intrepid secret agent cannot resist one last case which takes him from the seedy streets of Soho to the sun drenched beaches of... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2008
The Devil in Amber Mark Gatiss
Lucifer Box was the young and debonair hero of The Vesuvius Club. Now we have moved towards the eve of the First World War and Box is an old man. I must admit to feeling a little cheated by... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2007
The Vesuvius Club Mark Gatiss
You may know the author’s name as one of the writers and stars of The League of Gentlemen or from his Dr Who novels, now know him as the creator of an Edwardian 007 spoof character, a secret agent, dandy,... Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2005
Lucifer Box is back! What began with the Vesuvius Club then led to The Devil in Amber ends with the Black Butterfly. Daring depreaved, and now on Her Majesty's Secret Service... drawing inspiration this time from none other than 007 himself, Black Butterfly is the thrilling final novel of the Lucifer Box trilogy. Mark Gatiss is a writer of and actor in the hugely successful cult TV show and film The League of Gentlemen; he also writes for Doctor Who.
Please note these novels aren't for the faint hearted or easily offended!
'Darkly erudite and fiendishly unputdownable - Lucifer Box is the most likeable scoundrel since Flashman' JASPER FFORDE
'Delicious, depraved, inventive, macabre and hilarious...More, I want more!' STEPHEN FRY