Inspiring Older Readers
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...........
Whistle while you read posted on 29 Jan 2016
Whistle while you read I’m a late developer in lots of areas of intellectual life.
I Hate Everything About You – Except Your Writing.... posted on 20 Jan 2016
Is there any greater conundrum for a reader than to have to come to terms with an author whose views on politics, society and life in general are despicabl
Note to the television producers : it’s time for a proper book programme posted on 12 Jan 2016
A quick scan down the television schedules will soon tell you just how many programmes there are about antiques and vintage collectibles.
A New Book Year Ahead posted on 04 Jan 2016
I’m not the kind of person who makes New Year resolutions – I leave that stuff to people who think they’ll stick to them.