Inspiring Older Readers
We Have Always Lived in the Castle posted on 28 Jul 2021
I think it’s fair to say that Shirley Jackson’s literary reputation has never been higher than it is at the moment ...
The Mystic Masseur posted on 25 Jul 2021
It’s been such a long time since I read one of Naipaul’s earlier novels that I’d forgotten that he can be such an entertainer...
The Story of Classic Crime in 100 books posted on 19 Jul 2021
Back in 2014 The British Library launched its Classic Crime reprint series
American Pulp posted on 14 Jul 2021
What was the impact of the cheap paperback on American popular culture in the 1950s?
Unconditional Surrender posted on 11 Jul 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn completes his review of Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy.
Amen and Out posted on 07 Jul 2021
The old cliché of the author who is a ‘writer’s writer’ – admired by their peers but not necessarily well-known to the wider public ...
Officers and Gentlemen posted on 04 Jul 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn continue his reading of The Sword of Honour trilogy by tackling part two - Officers and Gentlemen
Too Far To Walk posted on 30 Jun 2021
I rather stumbled onto this book by accident when I came across the Corgi paperback ....
Ship of Fools posted on 27 Jun 2021
Ship of Fools was the publishing sensation of 1962 from an author whose reputation was really made off the back of short story writing.
City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in 18th Century London posted on 22 Jun 2021
This book by history professor, Vic Gatrell is a heavy-weight proposition in every sense.