Inspiring Older Readers
The Power of Poetry posted on 18 Aug 2019
Guest author, comedy performance poet, author and entertainer, Neal Zetter shares his thoughts on the power of poetry
Reading Chernobyl posted on 05 Aug 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two very different accounts of one of the most terrifying events of the late 20th century - the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Me, My Books and Walter Benjamin posted on 30 Jul 2019
We’ve been living in our current house for over a decade and I can feel that the itch to move on to something new and different is growing stronger...
Appointment in Arezzo: A Friendship posted on 17 Jul 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn considers the pleasures and pitfalls of literary memoir with a specific focus on Alan Taylor's portrait of Muriel Spark
The Sunne Rising posted on 01 Jul 2019
I can remember all too clearly the sense of gloom I experienced at the age of 17 when I saw the reading list for the ‘A’ level English Literature syllabus
Just too many books? posted on 16 Jun 2019
This year's Hay book festival has come to an end and, for the first time in two or three years I didn't go to see anyone ....
What Reading Means To Me posted on 13 Jun 2019
In a guest contribution, author, Kevin Cowdall writes about the endless possibilities a reading life provides...
Bookshelf Remorse posted on 01 May 2019
I have a huge collection of books – in truth way more than I’ll ever be able to read before I die ...
Classic Covers: The Wall by John Hersey posted on 12 Apr 2019
I don’t think I’d lose too much money on betting that most readers of this article wont have read John Hersey’s 1950 novel, The Wall.
Doing it in the bath? posted on 23 Mar 2019
The other day I was talking to a work colleague about how I’d spent a whole Sunday doing nothing but reading a new book...