Inspiring Older Readers
A Dream of Heroes posted on 12 Feb 2021
Casares is a giant of Argentinian literature but probably comparatively little known by general readers in the UK
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future posted on 09 Feb 2021
Guest reviewer, Simran Basi reads Mary Robinson's 'Climate Justice' and finds a book that "will open your eyes..."
The Postman Always Rings Twice posted on 08 Feb 2021
Published in 1934 when Cain was already 40, The Postman Always Rings Twice was the first of what would be a run of novels – including Mildred Pierce
The Forever War posted on 05 Feb 2021
In a recent review of The Hair-Carpet Weavers written by Alun Severn for this site, he expressed his frustration at not being able to find ...
Poverty posted on 01 Feb 2021
The last year has firmly put poverty back on the political agenda.
For Whom the Bell Tolls (with an afterword for Across The River and Into The Trees) posted on 28 Jan 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn considers whether Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel is his masterpiece and what happened to make his next novel so reviled.
We Think The World of You posted on 25 Jan 2021
Ackerley, who died in 1967, built his reputation in the literary world as the editor of The Listener magazine for over two decades.
Voices on the Green posted on 22 Jan 2021
In 1944 as the Second World War was still raging, the editors of this anthology decided the time was ripe for a fund-raising project...
Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters posted on 18 Jan 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Martin Gayford's masterly assessment of the London art scene of the 20th century.
The Broken Root posted on 15 Jan 2021
Spanish journalist, Arturo Barea was a Republican sympathiser who found himself in self-imposed exile after the Franco regime seized power..