Inspiring Older Readers
Gig: the life and times of a rock-star fantasist posted on 22 Aug 2018
If you are ever unfortunate enough to have me as a visitor to your house, you’ll find I can’t really sit still ...
Howards End posted on 19 Aug 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds himself intrigued by "an absorbing time capsule of ideas and attitudes at the beginning of the twentieth century".
Unclay posted on 19 Aug 2018
Theodore Francis Powys (1875 – 1953) belonged to an eccentric and talented family...
Flame Into Being: The life and work of D.H. Lawrence posted on 16 Aug 2018
Published in 1985 to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the birth of D.H. Lawrence..
in Just-spring posted on 14 Aug 2018
In 1972 when I rolled-up for Freshers Week at Bangor University we were shuttled into the main hall where various student societies were desperate ...
Wildlife posted on 12 Aug 2018
I always enjoy reading a novel by Richard Ford with his deliciously slow ticking prose that is almost in real time.
Murder at the Vicarage posted on 12 Aug 2018
I’ve been a voracious reader for over 40 years but I have to confess that, in all that time, I’ve never read the best-selling novelist of all time
The Bonfire of the Vanities posted on 07 Aug 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads Tom Wolfe's 'Bonfire of the Vanities' and finds that its cutting edge has dulled over time.
The Thief’s Journal posted on 05 Aug 2018
In the introduction to the 1964 Grove Press first edition of Jean Genet’s The Thief’s Journal, Jean-Paul Sartre says ...
Walking on Glass posted on 03 Aug 2018
Walking on Glass, published in 1985 was Banks’ second novel and followed on from the hugely successful debut, The Wasp Factory...