Inspiring Older Readers
The Ministry of Truth by Dorian Lynskey posted on 06 Dec 2019
Is there really space for another book about how Orwell wrote his masterpiece, 1984?
Tastes of Honey posted on 04 Dec 2019
I greatly admire the work of Selina Todd, Professor of Modern History at Oxford University ....
The Bookwoman’s Last Fling posted on 01 Dec 2019
This is the fifth and what seems likely to be the last in the popular Cliff Janeway biblio-detective, series of novels.
Rereading Frederick Forsyth’s The Odessa File posted on 29 Nov 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads a novel that virtually invented the modern genre known as the 'documentary thriller'.
Stories For Little Comrades posted on 26 Nov 2019
At a time when politics in one form or another seems inescapable, the idea that we might at least find some temporary respite...
The Secret Life of Books posted on 24 Nov 2019
Mole has the enviable title of Professor of English Literature and Book History at Edinburgh University but he has taken on a significantly ...
Munich posted on 21 Nov 2019
You don’t pick up a Robert Harris book expecting innovation and experimentation...
Rereading JL Carr’s A Month in the Country posted on 15 Nov 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads a former Booker prize nominated novel from a true British eccentric.
The Cockroach posted on 11 Nov 2019
It would be tempting to imagine that Ian McEwan’s latest short story/novella, The Cockroach, is some kind of modern day reworking of Kafka’s classic ...
Rivethead posted on 08 Nov 2019
I first read this book well over a decade ago – it was first published in the early 1990s – and, in my memory at least, I really liked it.