Inspiring Older Readers
Confessions of a Bookseller posted on 20 Oct 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds "Confessions of a Bookseller" by Shaun Bythell 'funny, fascinating, comforting and deeply enjoyable, with a real life-as-
Riddle of the Sands posted on 17 Oct 2021
Erskine Childers wrote just one novel but lived a hell of a life – short though it turned out to be.
The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop posted on 13 Oct 2021
I’m a big fan of books about books – especially ones that deal with the whole rigmarole of book collecting and the joy of visiting bookshops.
Cover Her Face posted on 03 Oct 2021
This debut novel, published in 1962, has become something of a legendary collectable with first editions in their dust jackets retailing...
The Unbearable Bassington posted on 27 Sep 2021
Born in 1870, Hector Hugh Munro – who published under the pen name of ‘Saki’ – was killed in action during the First World War
A Matter of Obscenity: The politics of censorship in modern Britain posted on 23 Sep 2021
Christopher Hilliard’s book is one of those rare things – an academically robust, research-rich, engagingly written page turner.
Flesh in the Age of Reason posted on 20 Sep 2021
It’s always a humbling privilege to read anything by the wonderful Roy Porter ...
The Haunting of Hill House posted on 15 Sep 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Shirley Jackson's classic American Gothic horror story but finds it doesn't quite live up to its reputation.
Fatherland posted on 13 Sep 2021
Published in 1992, Robert Harris’ breakthrough first novel has at its heart a quite conventional political thriller/detective
The Siege posted on 07 Sep 2021
Albania has always been something of an enigma within Europe and is still seen as a bit of a puzzle....