Inspiring Older Readers
The Blue Guitar posted on 16 Oct 2015
I always find that reading a book whose main characters are almost all hateful a slightly alienating experience...
Constellation of Genius posted on 11 Oct 2015
I'm temperamentally disinclined to believe that epoch-making changes in history or culture...
Sentenced to Life posted on 07 Oct 2015
I’ve always struggled with Clive James. To be honest I always found myself irritated by his bluff smugness...
Purity posted on 04 Oct 2015
I have to admit it - I failed. 200 and something pages into this 560 slab I just had to give up..........
Dazzling Stranger : Bert Jansch and the British folk and blues revival posted on 01 Oct 2015
There’s something genuinely affecting about witnessing the passing of the generation of musicians I grew up listening to
The People posted on 29 Sep 2015
I have had a long term interest in the history of what might be called ‘working class studies’ and I’m always intrigued...
Capital posted on 26 Sep 2015
This is a good meaty read with a satisfyingly varied cast of characters who all live in the same London road.
The Heart Goes Last posted on 25 Sep 2015
I’ve tried hard not to put any plot spoilers into this review...
Catcher in the Rye posted on 20 Sep 2015
A guest post by Rosemary Chrimes who chose to introduce her book club members to J.D.Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye
Heartbreak posted on 20 Sep 2015
I hate to have to say this, I really do. This ‘novel’ is not at all my cup of tea – in fact, I couldn’t even finish...