Inspiring Older Readers
Is this my summer of the short story? posted on 30 Jul 2020
At the very start of ‘lockdown’ (or more ominously perhaps, ‘lockdown one’) I wrote a piece for this website saying how hard I was finding it to read
Rereading George Orwell’s Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters posted on 19 Jun 2020
Guest writer, Alun Severn reflects on his long-standing relationship with the essays and journalism of George Orwell.
Reading in strange times: Oxfordshire, Shetland or Bloomsbury? posted on 25 May 2020
You might wonder what the connection is between these three very different settings for novels.
Rereading Atonement (and more) posted on 22 May 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads what is possibly Ian McEwan's most famous novel
Denis Piper Revisited posted on 15 May 2020
Back in November 2018 I wrote a piece for this site in praise of the book jacket graphics of Denis Piper.
Cataloguing My Books posted on 25 Apr 2020
It’s now a month into the extreme social distancing of the Coronavirus lockdown and I have to admit my patience is getting a bit frayed..
Lockdown posted on 07 Apr 2020
Time travel back a month or two and the idea that I’d have had almost nothing better to do than read ....
Not again…..! posted on 19 Mar 2020
Here at The Letterpress Project we spend an inordinate amount of our free time trawling every unlikely place we can think of for books.
Graham Greene: book collector posted on 23 Feb 2020
There’s something I find absurdly gratifying in discovering that a favourite author was also a dedicated book collector.
Ben Tillett: books and the man posted on 17 Dec 2019
In my more pompous moments I like to think of myself as being engaged in what I’d call a gradual, ‘archaeological’ exploration'.