Inspiring Older Readers
A Clockwork Orange posted on 13 Dec 2015
A couple of years ago my much put-upon former doctoral supervisor, Mark Rawlinson, gave me a copy ...
18 Bookshops posted on 12 Dec 2015
I suspect you may not have heard of Anne Scott, some time journalist and BBC Scotland broadcaster, but you might just possibly have heard of her son
The Maltese Falcon posted on 08 Dec 2015
In truth I’m not much of a fan of detective or crime fiction. What I do read tends to be American...
Put Out More Flags posted on 02 Dec 2015
I have to put my cards on the table - I really disliked this book and didn't finish it.
Cults of Unreason posted on 01 Dec 2015
There are some books I return to on a regular basis and which I don’t feel I have to read from cover to cover.
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading posted on 29 Nov 2015
This is a little marvel of a book: in fact, it’s at least four books in one.
Estates posted on 27 Nov 2015
Estates: An Intimate History by Lynsey Hanley I first read Lynsey Hanley’s memoir / political polemic when it was first published in 2007 ..
The Worm in the Bud posted on 26 Nov 2015
A guest review by Gill McGillivray. The Worm in the Bud, published in 2004, introduces the reader to D.I. Tom Mariner ....
Village Christmas and Other Notes On The English Year posted on 22 Nov 2015
I think that Laurie Lee is close to being thought of as that dreadful thing – a national treasure...
Public Library and Other Stories posted on 15 Nov 2015
I was genuinely thrilled to see that there would be a new collection of Ali Smith short stories ,,,,