Inspiring Older Readers
Ghostly posted on 20 Apr 2018
Anthologies of ghost stories are often formulaic and rather predictable with tales you’ve read a hundred times before. So it’s great...
The Hate U Give posted on 19 Apr 2018
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This novel (aimed at young adults but it will appeal to plenty of older readers too) has had a lot of publicity...
Look Back In Anger posted on 16 Apr 2018
I have seen two or three productions of Osborne’s iconic play – by professional and amateur companies ....
How It Ended posted on 15 Apr 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads this collection of stories by Jay McInerney who, he notes," was seen as the brightest of bright young things"...
The Flamethrowers posted on 13 Apr 2018
In the interests of full disclosure I want to say at the outset that this is a book I failed to finish...
Our Man In Havana posted on 09 Apr 2018
One of our guest reviewers and writers, Alun Severn wrote a piece for this site back in February 2016 that he called 'Greeneland'...
A Life of My Own posted on 07 Apr 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Claire Tomalin's honest and unflinching autobiography. So why is he oddly disappointed?
The Gifts of Reading posted on 06 Apr 2018
This slim 40 page pocket-sized offering is the latest in the line of Penguin published booklets ...
Goodbye To All That posted on 03 Apr 2018
I should say from the outset that this is a review of the revised second edition of Graves’ autobiography that was released in 1957
The Flood posted on 31 Mar 2018
This is the first Maggie Gee novel I’ve read and it’s quite an experience – not, I confess, one without its problems.