Inspiring Older Readers
The Lost World of Norman Cornish posted on 13 Aug 2019
When I’m sitting pondering nothing much at all and I’m not in the mood to read, I sometimes try and think about paintings I'd like to own
At the sign of the rainbow: Margaret Calkin James 1895-1985 posted on 25 Jun 2019
At a time when the rather depressing evidence emerging from research undertaken in the literary and publishing world...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight posted on 17 May 2019
Sir Gawain is an iconic Arthurian text, probably written in the late 14th century in what is now known as Middle English
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, illustrated by John Vernon Lord posted on 30 Apr 2019
This Folio Society gem both precedes and is a companion piece to Joyce’s Ulysses...
High Street posted on 08 Apr 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn considers the exquisite charm of the pre-chain store High Street as imagined by Richards and Ravilious
Tales of Wonder posted on 22 Mar 2019
Back in June of last year we published an interview on this site with Jack Zipes ...
Book Love posted on 16 Mar 2019
Birmingham-based cartoonist, Debbie Tung has brought together a collection of her comic strips ...
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.