Inspiring Older Readers
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...
The Making of Poetry posted on 27 Sep 2019
Literary biography and literary criticism can often be a difficult read if you’re not an avid student of those genres...
Black & White: A portrait of Aubrey Beardsley posted on 13 Sep 2019
I last read this rather beautifully produced little essay back when I was just 19 ...
Treasure Island posted on 08 Sep 2019
One of the things I most admire about Folio Society books is that they take illustration seriously.
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...