Inspiring Older Readers
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre posted on 29 Nov 2023
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre by B. Traven Just who was B. Traven? The mystery of the identity of the man who took this pseudonym ....
My Friend Maigret posted on 26 Nov 2023
Chief Inspector Jules Maigret is, I think, my favourite fictional detective.
The Black Book posted on 22 Nov 2023
Published in 1993, this is, I think, the fifth book of Ian Rankin’s to feature John Rebus ....
Beasts of England posted on 19 Nov 2023
Adam Biles is the Paris-based literary director of Shakespeare and Company and so it’s no surprise that he’s revisited a classic of 20th century literature
Travels with Charley posted on 15 Nov 2023
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn is charmed again by John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley despite the 'dark and ambivalent ending'
My Petition For More Space posted on 13 Nov 2023
Dystopias come in all sorts of guises but are usually associated with some apocalyptic event ....
Wifedom posted on 09 Nov 2023
Eileen Maud Blair (née O'Shaughnessy) married George Orwell in 1936 and the two lived together until 1945 ...
The Night of the Hunter posted on 05 Nov 2023
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds Davis Grubb's Southern Gothic novel "a bleak vision of the world, but ultimately not an entirely pessimistic one".
Lincoln in the Bardo posted on 02 Nov 2023
In 2017 U.S. author, George Saunders published his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo ...
The Man Who Was Thursday posted on 31 Oct 2023
Europe at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century was a place of political ferment. Revolution and fear of revolution was in the air..