Inspiring Older Readers
The Midnight Library posted on 13 Apr 2022
Guest reviewer, Worcester artist Judy Foulsham reads a novel that asks how things might have turned out if you'd made different choices in life
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories posted on 06 Apr 2022
Luis Sepulveda’s life story (1949 – 2020) is the kind that makes you feel completely inadequate and humble.
The Buddha of Suburbia posted on 03 Apr 2022
The Buddha of Suburbia was Hanif Kureishi’s 1990 debut novel and won him the Whitbread Award for that year.
Detective Stories from the Strand Magazine posted on 23 Mar 2022
The name of The Strand Magazine is destined to be forever associated with bringing us the character who is perhaps the most famous ever detective
In A German Pension posted on 20 Mar 2022
New Zealand author, Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923), is frequently cited as one of the twentieth century’s great short story writers.
Matters of Life & Death and Other Stories posted on 16 Mar 2022
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads short stories from Bernard MacLaverty and finds economy, wonderful control, peerless prose and acute observation
Mudie’s Circulating Library & the Victorian Novel posted on 13 Mar 2022
In recent years we have become accustomed to some unwelcome discussions about the funding and future of our public libraries.
Call For The Dead posted on 09 Mar 2022
Call For The Dead (aka The Deadly Affair) was John Le Carré’s first novel, published in 1961, and the one which introduces us to his greatest creation
Don’t Look Now & Other Stories posted on 06 Mar 2022
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads some of Daphne Du Maurier's longer short stories and finds he's previously under-estimated her talents.
The Dark Labyrinth posted on 23 Feb 2022
When I was in my late teens and early twenties and in something of an uncritical frenzy of discovery....