Inspiring Older Readers
Meeting the celebrities down at the bookshop posted on 10 Jul 2018
The other day when I was searching a second hand book market site online looking for Luke Reinhart’s The Dice Man
My First Seven Years (plus a few more) posted on 09 Jul 2018
The work of Dario Fo (1926 – 2016), Italian playwright, musician, left-wing political activist, artist and stage designer, is probably less well known than
My Purple Scented Novel posted on 06 Jul 2018
Ian McEwan's sort story, My Purple Scented Novel, was originally published in The New Yorker in 2016 and has now been reprinted in a charming and arresting
Uncommon Type posted on 05 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds that this collection of short stories by Tom Hanks is much more than a vanity project
Tales of Mystery and Imagination posted on 02 Jul 2018
It’s almost impossible to imagine how any artist could accept a commission to illustrate the works of Edgar Allen Poe and not be influenced
Coming Up For Air posted on 01 Jul 2018
Fat, forty and with a new set of false teeth, George Bowling is, in my estimation, one of George Orwell’s finest fictional creations
New Albion posted on 30 Jun 2018
For those of us raised on the easy accessibility of film, television, radio and, now, the internet and social media I think it’s hard ...
The Pursuit of Oblivion: A global history of Narcotics 1500 – 2000 posted on 27 Jun 2018
It’s funny how the stars seem to line up. I’m half way through Richard Davenport-Hines’ magnificent and provocative, The Pursuit of Oblivion, when ...
Over precious about precious books? posted on 27 Jun 2018
I always feel cross when I see some of the damage inflicted on library books....
The Rime of The Ancient Mariner posted on 25 Jun 2018
There are times when you pick up an illustrated book and you instantly know when it was first published.