Inspiring Older Readers
Tropic of Cancer posted on 15 Apr 2021
It’s been over thirty years since I first read this book. I was astonished by it then and I have been astonished again this time around.
Adventures of Hiram Holliday posted on 12 Apr 2021
The author of this rather charming fantasy was often fondly dismissive of his creation...........
Milton and the English Revolution posted on 09 Apr 2021
Christopher Hill died at the ripe old age of 91 back in 2003 and it’s quite remarkable just how influential this Marxist historian was and still is...
Deadlock posted on 05 Apr 2021
This 1984 novel is Paretsky’s second outing for her sharp-edged, independent investigator, V.I. Warshawski
Who? posted on 02 Apr 2021
Born in 1931 in what was then East Prussia, Budrys’ father was the Consul General of Lithuania ...
Rereading Joan Didion’s The White Album posted on 31 Mar 2021
Guest writer, Alun Severn rereads Joan Didion's 1979 collection of essays and finds that "the intellectual glamour of Joan Didion has proved imperishable".
The House of Dr Dee posted on 24 Mar 2021
Dr. John Dee was one of the most fascinating characters of the Elizabethan period.
Rereading Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records posted on 21 Mar 2021
Guest writer, Alun Severn revisits Amanda Petrusich's exploration of the urge to collect the 78 record
Hide My Eyes posted on 18 Mar 2021
This is the first Allingham I’ve read and I have to admit that I expected that I would be reading something that was from the same stable ...
Edna, the Inebriate Woman posted on 15 Mar 2021
When screen writer Jeremy Sandford’s 1966 Play for Today, Cathy Come Home exploded onto the scene in 1966 it marked a key moment ...