Inspiring Older Readers
Burning the Books: A history of knowledge under attack posted on 10 May 2021
This sterling defence of libraries and archives and the need to defend these reservoirs of human ‘knowledge’ comes from the head honcho of The Bodleian
Among the Gently Mad: strategies and perspectives for the book hunter in the twenty-first century posted on 08 May 2021
U.S. author, Basbanes is bibliophilic aristocracy and he can boast an impressive back catalogue of publications.......
The Inimitable Jeeves posted on 05 May 2021
Choose to read a Wodehouse and you know exactly what you’re going to get – a carefully created comic world ....
Goodbye, Columbus posted on 26 Apr 2021
A novella rather than a novel, Goodbye, Columbus was first published in The Paris Review ...
The World In The Evening posted on 22 Apr 2021
,I’ve always felt a bit sorry for poor old Christopher Isherwood. His name always seems to get linked to, and live in the shadow of, W.H. Auden...
Tropic of Cancer posted on 15 Apr 2021
It’s been over thirty years since I first read this book. I was astonished by it then and I have been astonished again this time around.
Adventures of Hiram Holliday posted on 12 Apr 2021
The author of this rather charming fantasy was often fondly dismissive of his creation...........
Milton and the English Revolution posted on 09 Apr 2021
Christopher Hill died at the ripe old age of 91 back in 2003 and it’s quite remarkable just how influential this Marxist historian was and still is...
Deadlock posted on 05 Apr 2021
This 1984 novel is Paretsky’s second outing for her sharp-edged, independent investigator, V.I. Warshawski
Who? posted on 02 Apr 2021
Born in 1931 in what was then East Prussia, Budrys’ father was the Consul General of Lithuania ...