Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Hugh Walpole wich are The Wooden Horse and The Secret City. Sir Hugh Walpole was a British novelist, critic, and dramatist, a natural storyteller with a fine flow of words and romantic invention. He was a good friend of Virginia Woolf, and rated her as an influence; she praised his gift for seizing on telling detail: "it is no disparagement to a writer to say that his gift is for the small things rather than for the large ... If you are faithful with the details the large effects will grow inevitably out of those very details". Novels selected for this book: - The Wooden Horse. - The Secret City. This is one of many books in the series Essential Novelists. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the authors.