Inspiring Older Readers
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.
The Times Authors Number 2: George Orwell posted on 21 Aug 2018
Back at the start of the 1970s when I was beginning to discover the excitement of reading and literature, I relied heavily on the Sunday broadsheets
Exploring a photographic homage posted on 08 Aug 2018
Between 1915 and 1970, the great photographer, Andre Kertesz, took photographs of people doing something deeply self-absorbed and essentially personal..
Ulysses posted on 20 Jul 2018
Released in 2017 and only available from The Folio Society, this lavish and extraordinary edition doesn’t come cheap.