Inspiring Older Readers
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 ,,,,
Once in a House on Fire posted on 11 Nov 2015
Guest post by Yushra Fatima. I first saw this book in my brother’s room after he had to read it for his assignment a few years ago. ...
I Am Legend posted on 09 Nov 2015
Richard Matheson’s sci-fi / horror hybrid has become something of a classic and is cited by many authors – Stephen King included....
Mr Norris Changes Trains posted on 08 Nov 2015
Published in 1935, Mr Norris Changes Trains, is the first part of what would become the Berlin Stories
House of the Sleeping Beauties posted on 04 Nov 2015
Kawabata is, I think, something of an acquired taste. He was Japan’s first ever winner of a Nobel Prize winner...
The Pearl posted on 31 Oct 2015
Steinbeck’s novella reworks and fleshes-out a Mexican folk tale about what happens when a poor fisherman and his family find....
Slade House posted on 30 Oct 2015
When I started reading Mitchell’s latest, shortish, novel I thought I was going to get an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek chiller....
Rabbit, Run posted on 30 Oct 2015
I think it must be the best part of forty years since I read Updike’s breakthrough novel, Rabbit, Run.