Inspiring Older Readers
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit posted on 12 Apr 2018
The redoubtable Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came To Tea and Mog, The Forgetful Cat, is still making appearances at literary festivals across the
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all that crew posted on 11 Apr 2018
I’m a fan of the prickly, contentious, provocative Joe Queenan and I will often go to his columns to find an entertaining, dissenting voice
Our Man In Havana posted on 09 Apr 2018
One of our guest reviewers and writers, Alun Severn wrote a piece for this site back in February 2016 that he called 'Greeneland'...
A Life of My Own posted on 07 Apr 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Claire Tomalin's honest and unflinching autobiography. So why is he oddly disappointed?
The Gifts of Reading posted on 06 Apr 2018
This slim 40 page pocket-sized offering is the latest in the line of Penguin published booklets ...
Goodbye To All That posted on 03 Apr 2018
I should say from the outset that this is a review of the revised second edition of Graves’ autobiography that was released in 1957
The Ballad of Reading Gaol posted on 02 Apr 2018
Arthur Wragg, Christian Socialist, pacifist, political campaigner and artist, provided the introduction to this copy of Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol
The Flood posted on 31 Mar 2018
This is the first Maggie Gee novel I’ve read and it’s quite an experience – not, I confess, one without its problems.
Can great novels ever survive the transition to a graphic format? posted on 29 Mar 2018
A little while ago I thought I should try to come to some kind of accommodation with the genre usually described as graphic novels.
Hay Festival 2018 programme posted on 27 Mar 2018
The full programme for this year's Hay festival has now been published ...