Inspiring Older Readers
in Just-spring posted on 14 Aug 2018
In 1972 when I rolled-up for Freshers Week at Bangor University we were shuttled into the main hall where various student societies were desperate ...
FMS in my library posted on 26 Jul 2018
I wonder if you’ve heard about a condition known as False Memory Syndrome (FMS)?
Adrian Mitchell’s Poetry and Protest: To Whom It May Concern (Tell me lies about Vietnam) posted on 15 Jul 2018
This weekend the USA’s most controversial President since ‘Tricky Dicky’ Nixon paid a visit to the UK
Classic Covers: Lord of the Flies posted on 12 Jul 2018
Classic Covers is an occasional appreciation of first edition book jackets from our own collection.
Meeting the celebrities down at the bookshop posted on 10 Jul 2018
The other day when I was searching a second hand book market site online looking for Luke Reinhart’s The Dice Man
Over precious about precious books? posted on 27 Jun 2018
I always feel cross when I see some of the damage inflicted on library books....
Joining the literary dots posted on 24 Jun 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn finds himself taking an unexpected literary journey when one book just leads to another...
The enduring appeal of Edward Thomas’s Adlestrop posted on 17 Jun 2018
Not so long ago I was paying a visit to the excellent independent bookshop, Jaffé and Neale in Chipping Norton
Rereading Philip Roth’s Zuckerman books posted on 16 Jun 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn continues his assessment of some of Philip Roth's legacy. Here he explores the three volumes of the Zuckerman trilogy
Reflections on Jay McInerney’s Brightness Falls posted on 25 May 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn finds some startling similarities between two novels separated by almost 150 years