Inspiring Older Readers
Out of Sheer rage posted on 24 Sep 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn concludes that Geoff Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage "is really quite brilliant".
Lion Cross Point posted on 22 Sep 2018
In his recently published memoir reflecting on how reading has shaped his life and ideas, Edmund White talks of his passion for Japanese literature
I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A memoir of Nazi terror posted on 20 Sep 2018
If you’ve lived through and witnessed some of the worst things one human being can inflict on another, how is it possible to revisit that time...?
The Silence of the Girls posted on 17 Sep 2018
I realise that I don’t know very much about the legendary Greek hero Achilles apart from a dim recollection of his extraordinary strength and prowess...
Grief is the thing… posted on 16 Sep 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two books that mine the difficult subject of grief and finds "both are books that will burn brightly in your imagination"
Casting the Runes posted on 14 Sep 2018
The other evening I noticed that a remote digital television channel was showing the movie, The Night of the Demon,....
Strangers to England: Immigration to England 1100 – 1945 posted on 11 Sep 2018
One of the drawbacks to having a job in academia – especially in a subject like sociology – is that the books you tend to read ....
Browse: The World in Bookshops posted on 09 Sep 2018
Anyone who knows me will no doubt be casting their eyes to the heavens when they see this...
The Diary of a Provincial Lady posted on 06 Sep 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn enters the gently satirical world of E.M. Delafield's 'Diary of a Provincial Lady' and finds something "warmly humane"
Auto Da Fé posted on 02 Sep 2018
Elias Canetti belonged to that ever dwindling band of twentieth century writers and thinkers who might be called European public intellectuals.