Inspiring Older Readers
A Room Full of Toys posted on 31 May 2020
I think if I tried to compile a league table of the downright weirdest books I own......
Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design posted on 27 Apr 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds Theo Inglis' feast of Mid-Century Modern Graphic Design an irresistible treat.
The Overcoat posted on 15 Apr 2020
I might be wrong about this but I have the impression that the production of rather beautiful, individual editions of classic short stories ...
Looking at The Non-Conformists posted on 13 Mar 2020
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reviews a collection of photographs by Martin and Susie Parr that 'is elegantly produced and designed and flawlessly printed'.
Shakespeare and Company: A history of the rag & bone shop of the heart posted on 17 Feb 2020
There are very few bookshops that become famous in their own right for being legendary institutions...
Grieder meets the Maharajah posted on 14 Jan 2020
We found this 1969 publication in a charity shop and we took it away partly because of the striking illustrations ...
The Life of Birds posted on 10 Dec 2019
Writing about the rich tradition of fairy tales that have used animals as surrogates for human beings...
Rise Up! The Art of Protest posted on 07 Nov 2019
Jo Rippon has worked in with Amnesty International to develop a book, ostensibly for a teen market, that introduces its readers to the idea of protest.
Wifredo Lam: The EY Exhibition posted on 05 Nov 2019
Sitting on its own in a box of assorted bric-a-brac outside a local junk shop I stumbled across a near perfect copy of this Tate Gallery publication
England posted on 08 Oct 2019
John Burningham who died at the age of 82 in January 2019, was one of a golden generation of children’s book illustrators...