Inspiring Older Readers
Death in Venice posted on 28 May 2020
As the Covid-19 virus rampages around the world and we’re effectively confined to our houses...
Rereading Atonement (and more) posted on 22 May 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads what is possibly Ian McEwan's most famous novel
Terrible Honesty posted on 18 May 2020
Ann Douglas is Parr Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature and Special Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia ...
Edward Burra: Twentieth-Century Eye posted on 12 May 2020
It’s always astonished me that Edward Burra has never been anything like as famous as many of his contemporaries in the world of British 20th century art.
Paperboy posted on 10 May 2020
I imagine that Christopher Fowler might get a bit irritated when readers of this book make immediate comparisons with Nigel Slater...
My Other Life posted on 07 May 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Paul Theroux's fictional alternative memoir of a life he might have lived.
1971- Never A Dull Moment: Rock’s Golden Year posted on 05 May 2020
The device of writers focussing on a specific year and micro-analysing them from a specific perspective - cultural, political, sporting...
Maigret in Society posted on 02 May 2020
Sometimes it is very pleasant to escape to a book set in calmer times than we are living through at the moment ....
The Franchise Affair posted on 30 Apr 2020
Published in 1949, this amiable mystery novel by Josephine Tey (pen name of Elizabeth Mackintosh) has slowly accumulated a considerable fan club ..
The Witches of Eastwick posted on 22 Apr 2020
If you’ve watched the hugely enjoyable piece of nonsense movie-making that also goes by the name of The Witches of Eastwick...