Inspiring Older Readers
The Pugilist at Rest posted on 08 Aug 2020
Periodically, it seems, the USA produces a short story writer who in form and content draws comparisons with Ernest Hemingway....
The History Man posted on 06 Aug 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads Malcolm Bradbury’s 'The History Man' and finds it an 'accomplished' but 'uncomfortable period-piece'.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ posted on 04 Aug 2020
Back in 1985 when this was first published, it was a sensation shifting the best part of two million copies in no time.
Sixpence House: Lost in a town of books posted on 03 Aug 2020
Quite why American author, Paul Collins and his family decided it was a good idea to relocate from San Francisco on America’s West coast to Hay-on-Wye,
A Handful of Dust posted on 27 Jul 2020
In an exchange of emails with one of Letterpress’ regular guest book reviewers ...
The Monsters We Deserve posted on 24 Jul 2020
British-born Marcus Sedgwick has had a diverse career as bookseller, publisher, illustrator and successful writer for young adults
Mudlarking posted on 21 Jul 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds himself fascinated by the etiquette of uncovering what the past has left behind for us to discover.
Passing posted on 17 Jul 2020
Like so many long neglected Black authors of the so-called Harlem Renaissance of the late 1920s, Nella Larsen’s work has found a new audience..
Tobacco Road posted on 14 Jul 2020
Setting a novel in the dustbowl of Georgia USA during the Great Depression of the Thirties really should give any reader a pretty strong signal ...
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy posted on 09 Jul 2020
If your first encounter with Douglas Adams’ extraordinary feat of philosophically genre-bending comic imagination was via the original 1978 radio version