Hand-picked from several hundred letters from readers to Nicoll’s beloved British Weekly, and published under the pen-name Claudius Clear, this collection offers “Memories of Meredith,” “The Six Best Biographies,” “The Secret of Emerson,” “Was Thackeray a Cynic?,” “The Conversation of Edmund Burke,” “Jane Austen,” “Gravy,” “The Pleasures and Advantages of Reading,” among many others.
About the Author
Sir William Robertson Nicoll (1851-1932), born in Scotland, was a minister, editor, and author. He founded the influential British Weekly as well as The Bookman. A prolific writer on literary and religious subjects, his works include The Day Book of Claudius Clear (1905), The Problem of “Edwin Drood” (1912), and Prayer in War Time (1916).