Inspiring Older Readers
The Vampire: A New history posted on 22 Oct 2018
This new, meticulously researched investigation into the nature of the Vampire in myth, literature and politics has been published...
Sum Total posted on 18 Oct 2018
I wonder who remembers Ray Gosling now? I suspect you have to be my sort of vintage – over 60 – or working in the media industry to recall...
Patient X posted on 16 Oct 2018
Patient X by David Peace You can never go to a David Peace book expecting a straight-forward, linear narrative and you can pretty much guarantee that the l
The Library of Shadows posted on 14 Oct 2018
There are times when my internal reader just wants to put on his metaphorical cardigan and slippers....
Treasure Palaces: Great writers visit great museums posted on 11 Oct 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn has an unexpectedly pleasurable encounter with a book of essays in which writers talk about their favourite museums
Hard Times posted on 05 Oct 2018
This might well be the shortest novel Dickens wrote but it’s still densely packed with his trademark characters ...
Sea Prayer posted on 03 Oct 2018
All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal ...
The Unpunished Vice: A life of reading posted on 29 Sep 2018
A new book from Edmund White is always a must buy – almost regardless of the subject matter....
Sweet William posted on 28 Sep 2018
Beryl Bainbridge seems to be a writer’s writer. I say this because so many novelists acknowledge Bainbridge’s influence and her talent but her public profi
The Dice Man posted on 26 Sep 2018
Luke Rhinehart is the pseudonym of George Cockcroft and his 1971 publication, The Dice Man, is almost the definition of a cult novel.