Inspiring Older Readers
After the Fire posted on 19 Apr 2019
Frederic Welin is a seventy year old retired doctor who lives alone on an island in the Swedish archipelago.
Nightmare Abbey posted on 17 Apr 2019
I think that any list of once popular but now almost completely neglected authors would require the inclusion of Thomas Love Peacock.
Rereading Don DeLillo’s Underworld posted on 15 Apr 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn tackles a contender for the title of 'The Great American Novel'
Tolkien’s Gown & Other Stories of Great and Rare Books posted on 10 Apr 2019
For book collectors or anyone interested in second hand and antiquarian books, Rick Gekoski probably needs no introduction.
142 Strand posted on 07 Apr 2019
One of my favourite poems of all time is Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach. It’s a deeply moving and elegiac contemplation...
Vive La Revolution posted on 02 Apr 2019
If you’ve ever tried to read some of the more academic studies of the French Revolution of 1789 you won’t need me to tell you ...
High Spirits: A Round of Drinking Stories posted on 31 Mar 2019
A collection of modern short stories with the theme of alcohol might not have caught my attention...
The Pyramid posted on 27 Mar 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads William Golding's social satire of the British class system and finds that the author has 'confounded his critics'.
Orwell’s Message : 1984 and the Present posted on 25 Mar 2019
George Woodcock, who died in 1995 at the age of 82, was a Canadian author, political theorist and literary critic ...
Rites of Passage posted on 20 Mar 2019
'Rites of Passage', published in 1980 was the first of what would turn out to be a trilogy of books with the umbrella title of 'To The Ends of the Earth'