The aim of Connell Guides, and our online resources is to help teachers and librarians encourage a love of literature in their students.

Our emphasis is on the excitement and pleasure that can be derived from reading great novels, plays and poems, and our guides are intended to stimulate thought – to help students understand what these great works are really about, what the best critics say about them and how differently they can be interpreted.

Our subscription offer has been developed in consultation with teachers and librarians, resulting in a package that is both unique and practical in the way it assembles critical material and in the accessible, engaging and entertaining format in which this material is available.

Subscribers not only gain unlimited online access to our 73 guides, but can also view exclusive content and resources only available to subscribers. These resources include textual analysis pieces, theoretical essays and exam guides written by leading academics, plus a weekly curated news bulletin with recent literary and historical goings on.

Our first landing spot for finished guides and titles under construction is our subscriber site, so subscribers will often have access to guides months before they are published.

Currently on our subscriber site we have the following exclusive ebooks:

The Connell Guide to The American Civil Rights Movement by Stephen Tuck and Imaobong Umoren

The Connell Guide to Securing the Peace: Europe 1917-1935 by Conan Fischer

The Connell Short Guide to Kiran Desai’s Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Max Davidson

The Connell Short Guide to DBC Pierre’s Vernon God Little by Max Davidson


Our online resources are used by both academic departments and school libraries, often integrated into the school’s intranet so students can log in at home or in the classroom with ease.

The site is responsive on all smart devices so students have the ability to access our e-books and resources whilst on the go, and can download pdfs to refer to wherever they are.


Subscription Packages

Our subcription offers range from packages which include annual deliveries of guides to compliment set texts in class, to digital only access of our resources for students and their parents.

Our most popular package, the full English and History subscription includes 20 copies of your chosen Connell Guides title delivered annually, plus unlimited access to 82 e-guides and exclusive educational resources written by leading academics.

All subscribing individuals and schools will receive a 15% discount on Connell Guides paperbacks and products.

Subscription Package Package description Annual cost

Full English & History annual subscription

Includes 20 hard copies and unlimited digital access


Full English annual subscription

Includes 10 hard copies and access to English resources online


Digital English & History annual subscription

Unlimited digital access to both English and history resources


Student subsciption

Individual subscription designed for students and parents, provides access to all our ebooks and online resources for one household only.


Please note, our eBooks are ePubs rather than PDFs, and therefore should not be downloaded, printed, or reproduced.

If you are a school and would like to become a subscriber, or are interested in a 14 day free trial, please email, or fill out the form below.  


If you are a student or parent and interested in our student subscription please click on the link below, or get in touch via email.

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