Inspiring Older Readers
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...
Rereading Conrad’s Heart of Darkness posted on 02 Aug 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness, one of the greatest novellas ever written
A Passion For Books posted on 31 Jul 2018
Published in 1999, this lively collection of relatively short and mercifully non-academic essays about the impact of books on the lives of critics ..
Calypso posted on 29 Jul 2018
It took me a little while to tune into the David Sedaris’ delicious radio episodes on BBC Radio 4...
The Things They Carried posted on 27 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn, reads Tim O'Brien's contribution to the literature of the war in Vietnam
Ragtime posted on 24 Jul 2018
As I finished reading this novel (or rereading it to be strictly accurate) I started to think about how I could possibly do justice to it in a short review
Deaf Sentence posted on 22 Jul 2018
At the end of this novel, David Lodge notes in his acknowledgements that “the narrator’s deafness and his Dad have their sources in my own experience ....
A Year in Provence posted on 20 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn, has a mellow moment with the illustrated edition of Peter Mayle's genre-creating travel book. A guilty pleasure?
They Walk In The City posted on 17 Jul 2018
I think it’s fair to say that Priestley isn’t so much a ‘novelist’ as a storyteller.