Inspiring Older Readers
Persuading the People posted on 08 Oct 2018
I am constantly baffled by the economics of the publishing industry and never more so than when it comes to the issue of remaindered stock.
Sea Prayer posted on 03 Oct 2018
All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal ...
Strangers to England: Immigration to England 1100 – 1945 posted on 11 Sep 2018
One of the drawbacks to having a job in academia – especially in a subject like sociology – is that the books you tend to read ....
Peace Moves: Nuclear Protest in the 1980s posted on 31 Aug 2018
I’ve only just discovered that the photographer, Ed Barber died early last year.
The Times Authors Number 2: George Orwell posted on 21 Aug 2018
Back at the start of the 1970s when I was beginning to discover the excitement of reading and literature, I relied heavily on the Sunday broadsheets
Exploring a photographic homage posted on 08 Aug 2018
Between 1915 and 1970, the great photographer, Andre Kertesz, took photographs of people doing something deeply self-absorbed and essentially personal..
Ulysses posted on 20 Jul 2018
Released in 2017 and only available from The Folio Society, this lavish and extraordinary edition doesn’t come cheap.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination posted on 02 Jul 2018
It’s almost impossible to imagine how any artist could accept a commission to illustrate the works of Edgar Allen Poe and not be influenced
The Rime of The Ancient Mariner posted on 25 Jun 2018
There are times when you pick up an illustrated book and you instantly know when it was first published.
Lucien Pissarro in England: The Eragny Press 1895 – 1914 posted on 12 Jun 2018
Lucien was the rather troublesome eldest son of the great Impressionist, Camille Pissarro.