Inspiring Older Readers
This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality posted on 20 Jan 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Peter Pomerantsev's latest exposé of the impact of new technologies on the old-fashioned art of propaganda
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre posted on 17 Jan 2020
The real identity of the author who wrote under the pen name of B. Traven is one of literature’s great mysteries.
To Walk The Night posted on 13 Jan 2020
To Walk The Night was the first full-length novel by a man who made his name both as a publisher and as a writer of science fiction/fantasy...
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood posted on 10 Jan 2020
As a teenager growing up in the 1970s, I learnt quite a bit about the cruel Apartheid regime of South Africa
The White Guard posted on 07 Jan 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads a fictional account of the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in which chaos and confusion are the key players
Children’s Picturebooks: The art of visual storytelling posted on 06 Jan 2020
One of the more encouraging developments over recent years has been the growing acknowledgement of the importance of children's literature
Bowie’s Bookshelf: the hundred books that changed David Bowie’s life posted on 02 Jan 2020
Since David Bowie’s untimely death at the age of just 69 in 2016, there have been numerous articles and musings about his love of books and reading
To Read Is To Fly posted on 01 Jan 2020
For any teacher or parent there are likely to be occasions when you will spend time with a child who is primed, ready and willing to read
That Reminds Me posted on 30 Dec 2019
In its review of Derek Owusu’s ‘That Reminds Me’, The Guardian refers to this as ‘the first novel to be published by Stormzy’s publishing imprint
The Fatal Eggs posted on 27 Dec 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Mikhail Bulgakov's remarkable hybrid of political satire and science fiction.