Inspiring Older Readers
This Side of Paradise posted on 06 Jun 2018
Published in 1920, Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel was successful enough to enable him to marry Zelda in the same year
Cultural Politics at the Fin de Siecle posted on 04 Jun 2018
Published by Cambridge University Press these collections of themed essays for an academic audience are always a bit of a hit and miss affair...
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......