Somer Books - Literary Links

The following links will take you to book, literature and information-related web sites. Please click the name of the author or organisation in the left hand column to go to the site you wish to visit.

Many of these web sites provide pages with links to similarly themed sites containing further useful information.

Please Note: We believe these all to be responsible and reliable web sites and have used them for our own research. However we are not responsible for their content or the opinions expressed and readers should exercise due caution if acting on any advice given.

If you encounter a problem with any of these sites please let us know by using the email link at the bottom of the left hand panel.

Specific Authors - Classic Literature & Poetry:

Web site of the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom
Web site of the Bronte Society and the Bronte Parsonage Museum
Web site of The International Association of Byron Societies

Lewis Carroll

Web site of The Lewis Carroll Society
The official web site of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate
Web site of the Charles Dickens Museum in London
Web site of the Gaskell Society
Web site of The Thomas Hardy Society
An on-line forum for lovers of Keats' poetry including a lengthy biography and an extensive collection of his poems
Web site of The Kipling Society
Web site of The Trollope Society
The "Official" Mark Twain web site - operated by "CMG Worldwide the exclusive business representative for the Estate of Mark Twain"
Web site of The Oscar Wilde Society


Specific Authors - 20th Century Literature:

John le Carre's official web site
Official web site of The Churchill Centre at the Cabinet War Rooms, London
Web site of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
Unofficial web site with discussion groups, biography and bibliography
Sebastian Faulks' official web site
Official web site for Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
The official Dick Francis and Felix Francis web site
The University of Nottingham's D. H. Lawrence web site
Unofficial web site celebrating the life and work of Daphne du Maurier and promoting the annual Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature
Philip Pullman's official web site
Wilbur Smith's official web site
Web site of the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, California
Web site of The Tolkien Society
Web site for Edith Wharton's home at The Mount, Lennox, Massachusetts maintained by Edith Wharton Restoration Inc.
Web site of the H. G. Wells Society
Unofficial web site with discussion groups, biography and bibliography
Web site of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain


Literary Awards Sites:

Official web site of the Costa Book Awards (previously known as The Whitbread Literary Awards)
Official web site of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker International Prize
Official web site of the American National Book Foundation
Official web site of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Official web site of the Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism, Fiction, Drama, History, Biography / Autobiography, Music, Poetry and General Nonfiction


Other Literary Sites:

The British Council's "Literature Matters " web pages
Web site of The British Library in London
"Meet The Author" UK web site - "where you can see authors introducing their books in their own words"
An educational site intended to allow visitors to examine and read some of the great books of the world. The site contains about 400 digitised books covering a wide variety of topics and rarity.
"Reviews Of Books" web site - professional book reviews consolidated from "major online media sites".
Web pages for The Times Literary Supplement - "The leading international forum for literary culture"


Other Reference Sites:

Web site of "The Bewick Society" - commemorating the work of the Northumbrian wood-engraver and naturalist (1753 - 1828)
The on-line version of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Please Note: access to the full service requires a subscription.
"The complete works of Charles Darwin online"
On-line encyclopaedia. Please Note: Whilst generally very reliable some entries on this site are unverified and may contain errors


Book Care & Restoration:

Book care Q&A page on

Tippecanoe County Public Library

An extensive collection of internet links created by the Downtown Library in Lafeyette, Indiana. Comprises links from a variety of academic, library and individual sources covering general book care and repair, specific conditions, bookbinding terms, newspaper and document care.


Book Supplies:

D&M Packaging Supplies Ltd - book covers, cleaning, restoration and repair materials


Somer Books Limited, Midsomer Norton, Bath, England