Inspiring Older Readers
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all that crew posted on 11 Apr 2018
I’m a fan of the prickly, contentious, provocative Joe Queenan and I will often go to his columns to find an entertaining, dissenting voice
Can great novels ever survive the transition to a graphic format? posted on 29 Mar 2018
A little while ago I thought I should try to come to some kind of accommodation with the genre usually described as graphic novels.
The Weird Side of Famous Writers — 20 Quirks & Strange Habits posted on 20 Mar 2018
Freelance writer and blogger, Jack Milgram looks at the quirkier side of the great names of literature
With all this confusion it’s hardly surprising that the value of working class writing is so frequently overlooked. posted on 15 Mar 2018
The excellent Kit de Waal has recently used her growing reputation to highlight the shameful neglect of working class authors within a book industry..
Cast adrift in a bookless wilderness posted on 12 Mar 2018
Weekends are special to me because they are the time I ring-fence for finding books and we try to get out as widely as we can..
Three novels for snow days posted on 07 Mar 2018
Because of the unusually harsh recent weather I have been able to stay snuggled at home and make my way through more books than usual.
Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir posted on 02 Mar 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn ends his reading dry-spell when he picks up John Banville's Dublin memoir
Thinking about Ambrose Bierce and Dipping into The Devil’s Dictionary posted on 20 Feb 2018
I am a man and therefore I like lists.
Refugee Tales: A conversation with Rachel Holmes posted on 13 Feb 2018
Refugee Tales : A conversation with Rachel Holmes
Bullied by the Russians in the corner posted on 10 Feb 2018
Sometimes I take a look at my ‘to be read’ pile and ignore it in favour of a freestyling trawl through the shelves