Book List:18 titles
  • The personal life of Lewis Eliot, the central figure and narrator of C. P. Snow's Strangers and Brothers , takes centre stage in this moving account of his wartime years. The suicide of Lewis's desperately vulnerable wife, Sheila, ends a marriage f...


  • This story told in the first person starts with a child's interest in the night sky. A telescope starts a lifetime's interest in science. The narrator goes up to King's College, London to study. As a fellow at Cambridge he embarks on love affairs a...


  • The life of Lewis Eliot documented across eleven novels with C. P. Snow's distinctive blend of precision and compassion begins in Time of Hope. The novel opens in the summer of 1914 when nine-year-old Lewis hears the news of his father's bankrup...


  • Economic storm clouds gather as bad political weather is forecast for the nation. Three elderly peers look on from the sidelines of the House of Lords and wonder if it will mean the end of a certain way of life. Against this background is set a court...


  • The penultimate novel in the Strangers and Brothers series takes Goya’s theme of monsters that appear in our sleep. The sleep of reason here is embodied in the ghastly murders of children that involve torture and sadism....


  • In the first of the Strangers and Brothers series, Lewis Eliot tells the story of George Passant, a Midland solicitor’s managing clerk and idealist who tries to bring freedom to a group of people in the years 1925 to 1933....


  • The last in the Strangers and Brothers series has Sir Lewis Eliot’s heart stop briefly during an operation. During recovery he passes judgement on his achievements and dreams. Concerns fall from him leaving only ironic tolerance. His son Charles ta...


  • The Light and the Dark is the second in the Strangers and Brothers series. The story is set in Cambridge, but the plot also moves to Monte Carlo, Berlin and Switzerland. Lewis Eliot narrates the career of a childhood friend. Roy Calvert is a brillian...


  • It is the onset of World War II in the fifth in the Strangers and Brothers series. A group of Cambridge scientists are working on atomic fission. But there are consequences for the men who are affected by it. Hiroshima also causes mixed personal reac...






  • Humphrey Leigh, retired resident of Belgravia, pays a social visit to an old friend, Lady Ashbrook. She is waiting for her test results, fearing cancer. When Lady Ashbrook gets the all clear she has ten days to enjoy her new lease of life. And then s...


  • In this series of portraits of Stendhal, Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Galdos, James, and Proust, Snow assesses the influences of personality and experiences on their choice of subjects and literary style...




  • When the host of a party of seven friends spending a fortnight sailing on a small boat is abruptly murdered, a diligent amateur detective and a comic detective-sergeant slowly uncover the murderer's identity...


  • In the eighth in the 'Strangers and Brothers' series Donald Howard, a young science Fellow is charged with scientific fraud and dismissed from his college. This novel, which became a successful West End play, describes a miscarriage of justice in the...


  • Seventh in the Strangers and Brothers series, this is a novel of conflict exploring the world of the great Anglo-Jewish banking families between the two World Wars. Charles March is heir to one of these families and is beginning to make a name for hi...


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    Thomas Freer is a prosperous solicitor who is also the Registrar, responsible for his cathedral’s legal business. His son Stephen is one of a secret group of young men and women known as the core. When Stephen’s group activities land them in terr...


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    In this series of portraits of Stendhal, Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Galdos, James, and Proust, Snow assesses the influences of personality and experiences on their choice of subjects and literary style...