Inspiring Older Readers
Note to the television producers : it’s time for a proper book programme posted on 12 Jan 2016
A quick scan down the television schedules will soon tell you just how many programmes there are about antiques and vintage collectibles.
A New Book Year Ahead posted on 04 Jan 2016
I’m not the kind of person who makes New Year resolutions – I leave that stuff to people who think they’ll stick to them.
Comics helped to make me the man I am ( I think that’s a good thing....?) posted on 25 Dec 2015
When I think back to the Christmases of my childhood – actually into my very early teens – comic annuals are an ever-present and indispensible feature
Books make the perfect gift? posted on 19 Dec 2015
By and large no-one who knows me would consider buying me a book as a present...
Before I Was Born: the importance of reading history posted on 11 Dec 2015
I lecture at a university in a subject that blends sociology, social and cultural theory, economics....
I'm sorry but I really don't do bird books....................or do I? posted on 06 Dec 2015
We recently visited some long-standing friends of ours who are very keen on ornithology -
Damaged Goods posted on 25 Nov 2015
Earlier this week I bought a signed copy of the new William Boyd novel, Sweet Caress. At the same time I purchased two or three other things....
A tip for future students – never ‘study’ your favourite author posted on 20 Nov 2015
I can very clearly remember that, as a 19 year old, one of the things that excited me most about going to university...
The Weird Thing Is, Someone Once Paid Money For These….. posted on 13 Nov 2015
Just recently I have been sorting through boxes of books that have been donated for free ...
Oh no! It’s nearly the season of the ‘funny book’… posted on 10 Nov 2015
Oh no! It’s nearly the season of the ‘funny book’… I’ll be straight with you – I’m not a fan of Christmas.