Inspiring Older Readers
The archaeology of working class writing : Part One - Leslie Halward posted on 13 Apr 2016
The more digging you do to try and uncover the stories of working class writers, the more tasty little titbits you uncover.
James Lee Burke’s Robicheaux novels posted on 07 Apr 2016
I’m not someone who finds reading sequences or series of books very enticing.
An Answer For The Waffle Waitress posted on 28 Mar 2016
The peerless American stand-up comedian Bill Hicks used to perform a routine in which he reports an encounter with a waitress
Pope and Dryden – don’t mess with the Mafia posted on 17 Mar 2016
In 1973 I was just entering my second year as an English Literature undergraduate at Bangor University
Living, loving and crying with Jude the Obscure posted on 12 Mar 2016
This is the second instalment of a series of pieces reflecting on books that changed my life
New friendships, frozen playing fields and Under Milk Wood posted on 02 Mar 2016
I was not a sporty boy at school. No, that’s not right – I was not a sport-playing boy at school.
The Mersey Sound : Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Brian Patten posted on 25 Feb 2016
At some point while I was in my fifth ( and, as it turned out, my last) year at secondary school our small, rather haphazard library ordered a run of slim
Dog days for the book hunter posted on 21 Feb 2016
I don't know about you but I find the couple of months after Christmas very tiresome.t
Barry Hines posted on 20 Feb 2016
Alun Severn has been thinking about the writing of Barry Hines in his latest guest posting.
Greeneland posted on 09 Feb 2016
A guest post from Alun Severn who has been thinking about reading Graham Greene...........