Inspiring Older Readers
Book Towns: forty-five paradises of the printed word posted on 11 Feb 2019
Is there any bleaker time of the year than those freezing days at the end of January and the first half of February?
The Merry Wives of Windsor posted on 11 Jan 2019
I probably don’t need to tell you that the fascination of this book isn’t the Shakespeare play itself but the illustrations
Seymour Chwast: The Left-Handed Designer posted on 16 Dec 2018
Born in 1931, Seymour Chwast is now acknowledged as one of the most influential graphic designers in the second half of the twentieth century.
Books posted on 01 Dec 2018
This little gem was first published in a pocket-sized edition in 1963 for the princely sum of seven shillings and six pence.
India posted on 25 Nov 2018
I find myself quite conflicted when it comes to the photographs of Cecil Beaton.
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick illustrated by Rockwell Kent posted on 21 Oct 2018
The three volume first American edition of Melville’s Moby Dick that was illustrated by Rockwell Kent in 1930 has become almost totemic
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.