Inspiring Older Readers
Reading anything is better than reading nothing. But is that true? posted on 12 Oct 2018
It’s the start of another university academic year and I’ve got used to asking the new first years a couple of very basic questions...
Rereading the Great War posted on 01 Oct 2018
As we are fast approaching the 100 year anniversary of the ending of WW1, guest reviewer, Alun Severn looks back at some of the literature it produced.
Classic Covers: The Grapes of Wrath posted on 18 Sep 2018
The dust jacket produced for John Steinbeck’s 1939 classic, The Grapes of Wrath is one of those that can claim to be almost as admired as the book itself.
Grief is the thing… posted on 16 Sep 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two books that mine the difficult subject of grief and finds "both are books that will burn brightly in your imagination"
Caring For The Careworn: Sad-Faced Boy posted on 04 Sep 2018
If you are a book collector or you are in the process of building up your own personal library, you may have looked for advice.....
The Times Authors Number 2: George Orwell posted on 21 Aug 2018
Back at the start of the 1970s when I was beginning to discover the excitement of reading and literature, I relied heavily on the Sunday broadsheets
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.