Inspiring Older Readers
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
George Orwell’s 1984 has been ‘pulped’ posted on 16 May 2018
I have to confess to a weakness I seem unable to overcome.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark posted on 09 May 2018
At first sight the book I have in front of me as I type this article looks unremarkable.
Read The World : UNESCO's Global Book Policy & The Collection of Representative Works posted on 03 May 2018
Here’s something I didn’t know: between 1948 and 2005, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ran ...
The Limited Editions Book Club and Heritage Press posted on 27 Apr 2018
I’ve written before on this site about my admiration for many of the books produced by the Folio Society......
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.