Inspiring Older Readers
Poisoned Relations posted on 12 Jan 2022
I would imagine that majority of general readers will associate the name of Simenon with his most famous crime creation, Inspector Maigret
The Compleat Flea posted on 09 Jan 2022
I’ve had this whimsical little book for over 40 years – I remember picking it up from a wire dump-bin in Woolworths...
Closely Watched Trains and All My Cats posted on 05 Jan 2022
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn takes his chances with two novels by the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal, beautifully repackaged in Penguin Modern Classics edition
Childhood’s End posted on 02 Jan 2022
Many fans of science fiction consider Childhood’s End to be one of Clarke’s most important books...
Lady, Lady, I Did It! posted on 29 Dec 2021
Ed McBain ( 1926 – 2005) was the pen name of the astonishingly prolific, Evan Hunter.
Orwell’s Roses posted on 26 Dec 2021
You have to wonder just how many new ways into writing about the life and work of George Orwell are left to be found.
The Murdstone Trilogy posted on 12 Dec 2021
Mal Peet, who died at the age of 67 in 2015, was much loved and admired by the children’s literature community ...
Parnassus on Wheels posted on 08 Dec 2021
Parnassus on Wheels (1917) was actually the first novel published by the American writer, Christopher Morley...
Anthony Blunt: His Lives posted on 05 Dec 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Miranda Carter's meticulously researched biography of the enigma that was Anthony Blunt, art expert and Soviet spy
A Moveable Feast posted on 01 Dec 2021
Published posthumously in 1964 following the author’s suicide in 1961, A Moveable Feast is a memoire of his early career in Paris