Inspiring Older Readers
City of Night posted on 23 Jun 2022
US novelist and essay writer Rechy was born in 1931 and has had to overcome plenty of adverse criticism ...
The Quality of Hurt posted on 20 Jun 2022
Black American author, Chester Himes (1909 – 1984) is probably best known in this country for his hard-edged Harlem Detective series of books
The Best of Books and Company posted on 16 Jun 2022
I'm not much of a fan of Susan Hill as a novelist but it can't be denied that she has a lengthy pedigree when it comes to a love of books ...
The Gay Metropolis 1940 – 1996 posted on 09 Jun 2022
Kaiser is a journalist who has previously been a New York Times reporter and Newsweek editor – and it shows.
One posted on 06 Jun 2022
New Yorker, David Karp (1922 – 1999) is best remembered for his 1953 novel, One which, alongside George Orwell’s 1984...
The Gate of Angels posted on 30 May 2022
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn rereads Penelope Fitzgerald's novel and finds it has 'a mysteriously conveyed undercurrent of tragic melancholy'
Unconditional Love posted on 29 May 2022
This beautifully presented book is an impressive collection of poems, prose, and thoughts written by parents, children and young people ..
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch posted on 23 May 2022
What do you get when you bring together two of the most inventive and irreverent writers of cult fantasy novels?
The Glass Room posted on 19 May 2022
Shortlisted for the 2009 Booker Prize, this novel, as its title suggests, puts architecture – political, social and domestic
Under the Net posted on 16 May 2022
This was Iris Murdoch’s first novel published in 1954 and found itself being lumped alongside some unlikely bedfellows.