Inspiring Older Readers
The Illustrated Summoned by Bells posted on 13 Aug 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds The Illustrated Summoned by Bells a perfect bit of summer reading.
The Young Ardizzone posted on 16 Jun 2021
I am a great fan of Edward Ardizzone’s artwork and as a book illustrator he’s greatly loved.
Daphnis and Chloe posted on 31 May 2021
I’m going to be honest right up front: I’ve never been a great fan ....
Book Cover Design posted on 02 May 2021
You’ll find plenty of other articles on this site that trumpet the merits of great book design.
Modernists & Mavericks: Bacon, Freud, Hockney & the London Painters posted on 18 Jan 2021
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Martin Gayford's masterly assessment of the London art scene of the 20th century.
The Madman’s Library posted on 12 Jan 2021
Brooke-Hitching is a rare book collector and the son of an antiquarian book dealer but he also writes for the television programme, QI ....
Inferno by Dante, illustrated by William Blake posted on 03 Jan 2021
I was intrigued the other day to see that the Sky Arts television channel was running a programme entitled ‘Dante’s Creation of Hell’.
Bookshop Tours of Britain posted on 22 Dec 2020
My personal fantasy is to organise a tour of the USA, hopping from bookshop to bookshop...
Bibliomania posted on 10 Jul 2020
At the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th, a strange malady seemed to grip some intellectuals...
A Room Full of Toys posted on 31 May 2020
I think if I tried to compile a league table of the downright weirdest books I own......