Inspiring Older Readers
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'.
Do we underestimate the value of a good adventure yarn? posted on 18 Nov 2019
I have just been reading a 1956 edition of Jules Verne’s 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' that was published in illustrated form by Heritage Press..
The launch of ‘One Hundred Memories’ at Stafford Library posted on 12 Nov 2019
When the call went out for contributions for what would be a new publication bringing together peoples experiences of Alzheimers Disease, I was eager ...
Rereading John Hersey’s Hiroshima posted on 21 Oct 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn revisits John Hersey's classic account of the use of the first nuclear weapon in war
A surfeit of bile posted on 15 Oct 2019
From Ancient Greece to Europe in the mid-Eighteenth Century, medicine and philosophy was dominated by the theory of ‘humours’.
Why we still love old Penguin books posted on 03 Oct 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn has been thinking about just how happy Penguin books make him feel.
Growing Up In A House Without Books posted on 07 Sep 2019
A summary of research published by the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010 ...
Rereading Gulag literature posted on 26 Aug 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn considers the literature that documents the era of Stalin's monstrous gulag prison camps
The Power of Poetry posted on 18 Aug 2019
Guest author, comedy performance poet, author and entertainer, Neal Zetter shares his thoughts on the power of poetry
Reading Chernobyl posted on 05 Aug 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two very different accounts of one of the most terrifying events of the late 20th century - the Chernobyl nuclear disaster