Jeremy Bentham and his contemporaries from the age of enlightenment fought against the evils of ignorance, autocracy and slavery. Their ideas provide a continuing source of inspiration, so this website takes Bentham's maxim ' the greatest happiness of the greatest number' as the source for its name, and offers books and essays written in their optimistic and enquiring spirit.
- Corvids and Others is a collection of birds, captured in all their splendour and mystery by twenty wonderful poets, published in support of Bookseller Crow on the Hill.
- Phoebe - A Journey with the Spirit tells the remarkable story of a woman who broke out of a conventional middle class life to develop new ways of caring for the elderly.
- Tim Green - My Memoirs 1924 to 1957 describes the formative years of a great furnituremaker, Francophile and family man in his own words.
The essays published here deal with recent history, with a particular focus on relations between Britain and Germany.
- Tim Mason pioneered the study of Nazi Germany in Britain in the 1960s.
- Edith Madge was an Englishwoman whose affection for Germany kept her in the country after the outbreak of World War 1.
- The witnesses to Nazism described here were four English speaking writers who saw 1930s Germany at first hand.
- Nairn revisited looks at how London has changed since Ian Nairn published his classic guidebook in 1965.