Inspiring Older Readers
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly posted on 02 Jun 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds there are rich depths in a book born of unimaginable adversity.
The Drunken Sailor: The life of the poet Arthur Rimbaud in his own words posted on 01 Jun 2018
This really is a stop-you-in-your-tracks, knock-down dead fabulous looking book.
Six Four posted on 31 May 2018
Every now and then a book comes along that seems to unite critics through the choice of the adjective predominantly used to describe it.
The Natural posted on 28 May 2018
Originally published in 1952, Malamud’s The Natural uses the US national obsession with the game of baseball ...
Reflections on Jay McInerney’s Brightness Falls posted on 25 May 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn finds some startling similarities between two novels separated by almost 150 years
Picnic On Paradise posted on 23 May 2018
A recent article that we feature in the Resources section of this website written by Carolyn Cox caught my attention ....
Among Booksellers posted on 19 May 2018
I tend to find the books that collect together the letters passed between famous, or sometimes less than famous people, can be a hit or miss process.
The Trick To Time posted on 17 May 2018
This Birmingham based author wove the Handsworth riots into the landscape of her first novel, My Name Is Leon......
Ingenious Pursuits posted on 15 May 2018
Could there be anyone better placed or more capable of writing a book that has as its core premise a challenge to the artificial division .....
Rashomon and Other Stories posted on 10 May 2018
I suspect that for most people in the West, Rashomon is better known as a film directed by the hugely talented Akira Kurosawa...