Inspiring Older Readers
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.
The pleasures of a slim volume posted on 23 Oct 2015
I wonder how many of you have looked at some of the recent new publications in bookshops and thought ‘Oh, no. Not another 600 page block-buster..
Cheltenham Literary Festival : Where were the black faces? posted on 12 Oct 2015
I have just spent two weekends attending a number of events at the Cheltenham Literature Festival...
What does war do to photographers? posted on 05 Oct 2015
What does war do to photographers? At this year’s Cheltenham Literature Festival I had the great good fortune to spend some time listening to Don McCullin
The Greatest Book Jacket Ever? posted on 24 Sep 2015
I doubt that anyone would ever try and claim that the world of book collecting is the most rational environment.....
Why are my books exploding? posted on 21 Sep 2015
Back in the early 1970s I worked in a bookshop in Birmingham run by a family of more or less dysfunctional brothers and sisters...
What’s in a Book? Part two posted on 11 Sep 2015
Are you one of those people who picks up a second hand book, opens it and is delighted and intrigued to find on the inside...
What's in a book? posted on 30 Aug 2015
Anyone who buys second hand books will know that one of the associated pleasures is finding slim items between the pages left behind....
Buying Poetry in Bangor posted on 13 Aug 2015
Buying Poetry in Bangor It’s 1974 in Bangor, North Wales. I’m just about to start the final year of my degree in English Literature and it’s raining