Inspiring Older Readers
The Old Man and the Sea posted on 16 Jan 2019
Hemingway’s short novella – just about 120 pages – is often thought to have been the book that re-established his reputation.
A Time of Gifts posted on 14 Jan 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads a book that has become a legend in travel-writing circles, Patrich Leigh Fermor's, "A Time Of Gifts"
The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah posted on 10 Jan 2019
This poet is well known for his charismatic personality and for a long time he has even been included on TV programmes...
The Oxford Hysteria of English Poetry posted on 09 Jan 2019
Poetry collections don’t sell in anything like the numbers fiction achieves but it wasn’t always so.
Snow Country posted on 07 Jan 2019
Guest Reviewer, Alun Severn struggles to reconcile the poetry of Kawabata's prose with the "strangely inert characters"
My Years at The Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor posted on 06 Jan 2019
The mid-town Manhattan bookstore, The Gotham Book Mart, which was in business from 1920 – 2007, was one of those venues that transcended its role as a shop
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey posted on 01 Jan 2019
This is the first full length biography of Edward (Ted) Gorey....
The Christmas Chronicles posted on 31 Dec 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn spends his holiday break reading the "deeply enjoyable and ..beautifully produced ... Christmas Chronicles."
The Inferno posted on 29 Dec 2018
A while ago I reviewed Fred Hoyle’s earlier slice of science fiction hokum, The Black Cloud, and found it similar to watching a 1950s British ‘B’ movie
Alexander Pope posted on 27 Dec 2018
If I went out onto the streets of my home town and asked a selection of the good burghers of Malvern to name a short list of the most famous...