Inspiring Older Readers
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
Books Do Furnish A Room? posted on 04 Feb 2018
There are moments in life when looking after your books has to take priority over actually reading them.
Saturday posted on 27 Jan 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn takes a second look at Ian McEwan's 'Saturday' and decides his original judgements may need revision
Homeward Bound (without a book to read) posted on 23 Jan 2018
I usually have something to keep me busy when I am travelling by train but the other day I found myself at a loose end...
A Book-lover in Katmandu posted on 05 Jan 2018
This article originally appeared in the 2016 Letterpress Project publication 'Bookshop Memories Revisited'
The surprising Boris Vian posted on 18 Dec 2017
I recently did a review of James Campbell’s engagingly readable book, Paris Interzone which profiled the city as a literary hub for European and self-exile
You won’t find any books in the home of the one-eyed monster posted on 08 Dec 2017
I recently returned from quite an arduous trip abroad for work purposes and on my first evening back I really didn’t feel like doing much ...
Once Upon a Time at Perrin’s House Residential and Nursing Care Home posted on 06 Dec 2017
Most people seem to enjoy listening to a well told story so why should it be any different for the elderly residents ....