Inspiring Older Readers
Denis Piper Revisited posted on 15 May 2020
Back in November 2018 I wrote a piece for this site in praise of the book jacket graphics of Denis Piper.
Cataloguing My Books posted on 25 Apr 2020
It’s now a month into the extreme social distancing of the Coronavirus lockdown and I have to admit my patience is getting a bit frayed..
Lockdown posted on 07 Apr 2020
Time travel back a month or two and the idea that I’d have had almost nothing better to do than read ....
Not again…..! posted on 19 Mar 2020
Here at The Letterpress Project we spend an inordinate amount of our free time trawling every unlikely place we can think of for books.
Graham Greene: book collector posted on 23 Feb 2020
There’s something I find absurdly gratifying in discovering that a favourite author was also a dedicated book collector.
Ben Tillett: books and the man posted on 17 Dec 2019
In my more pompous moments I like to think of myself as being engaged in what I’d call a gradual, ‘archaeological’ exploration'.
Do we underestimate the value of a good adventure yarn? posted on 18 Nov 2019
I have just been reading a 1956 edition of Jules Verne’s 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea' that was published in illustrated form by Heritage Press..
The launch of ‘One Hundred Memories’ at Stafford Library posted on 12 Nov 2019
When the call went out for contributions for what would be a new publication bringing together peoples experiences of Alzheimers Disease, I was eager ...
Rereading John Hersey’s Hiroshima posted on 21 Oct 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn revisits John Hersey's classic account of the use of the first nuclear weapon in war
A surfeit of bile posted on 15 Oct 2019
From Ancient Greece to Europe in the mid-Eighteenth Century, medicine and philosophy was dominated by the theory of ‘humours’.