The Guidesitesof Paul Thompson

Visit the Reader’s Guide to Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights”

Wuthering Heights home screen

Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, Cathy, the moors – names and places famous worldwide, even to those who have never read the book. Emily Jane Brontë's only novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written. On this site, you will find everything you need to get past the language and involved relationships to enjoy a novel that will never be forgotten.

Visit the Reader’s Guide to John Wyndham’s “The Day of the Triffids”

Day of the Triffids home screen

"Triffid" – a word that has entered the English dictionary to define any large, mobile, dangerous plant. But the novel that introduced the word to the world is more than a simple tale of hostile creatures attacking humanity; it is an exciting story of survival after a cataclysm, of separation and search, of how to rebuild society and what form it should take. This site provides summaries, character definitions, timelines and maps to help you get the most out of the story.

Visit the Reader’s Guide to Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre”

Jane Eyre home screen

Charlotte Brontë's most famous novel is widely considered one of the greatest works of fiction ever written – a tale of an orphan's rise from loneliness and hostility to self-confidence and love. On this site, you will find everything you need to get past the language and involved relationships to enjoy a novel that will never be forgotten.

Visit the Sherlock Holmes database

Sherlock Holmes database home screen

This site is a database of information about the Arthur Conan Doyle stories featuring Sherlock Holmes – the four novels and 56 short stories that make up the "canon". You can use it to search for characters, locations, keywords, etc. See the details and summaries of the stories (with denouements initially hidden so you can read the stories without ruining the ending), find Mycroft Holmes and see which stories he was in, track down every story featuring Dartmoor, etc.