Inspiring Older Readers
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.
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.
New York Underground 1970 – 1980 posted on 19 May 2018
Early in the 1970s, unnoticed by lots of people, the old pop and rock establishment was starting to be challenged by a musical underground...
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark posted on 09 May 2018
At first sight the book I have in front of me as I type this article looks unremarkable.
The Story of My Typewriter posted on 29 Apr 2018
As I start this review I have the feeling that you’re going to struggle to understand why I find this little book so compelling and irresistible
Paris posted on 25 Apr 2018
This 1960 history-cum-appreciation of the city of Paris caught my attention because it is liberally illustrated with black and white photographs ...
Simplicissimus: 180 satirical drawings from the famous German weekly posted on 18 Apr 2018
Established in Germany in 1896, Simplicissimus was in many ways the prototype for the modern day satirical magazine.
The Ballad of Reading Gaol posted on 02 Apr 2018
Arthur Wragg, Christian Socialist, pacifist, political campaigner and artist, provided the introduction to this copy of Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Ida Kar, Bohemian Photographer posted on 26 Mar 2018
Ida Kar (1908 – 1974) has come to be acknowledged as one of the true pioneers of photography as an art form..
Candide and Other Romances by Voltaire, translated by Richard Aldington and illustrated by Norman Tealby posted on 18 Mar 2018
Voltaire’s Candide has been one of my favourite satirical novellas ever since I first read it all those years ago ....