Inspiring Older Readers
George Orwell’s 1984 has been ‘pulped’ posted on 16 May 2018
I have to confess to a weakness I seem unable to overcome.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark posted on 09 May 2018
At first sight the book I have in front of me as I type this article looks unremarkable.
Read The World : UNESCO's Global Book Policy & The Collection of Representative Works posted on 03 May 2018
Here’s something I didn’t know: between 1948 and 2005, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) ran ...
The Limited Editions Book Club and Heritage Press posted on 27 Apr 2018
I’ve written before on this site about my admiration for many of the books produced by the Folio Society......
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and all that crew posted on 11 Apr 2018
I’m a fan of the prickly, contentious, provocative Joe Queenan and I will often go to his columns to find an entertaining, dissenting voice
Can great novels ever survive the transition to a graphic format? posted on 29 Mar 2018
A little while ago I thought I should try to come to some kind of accommodation with the genre usually described as graphic novels.
The Weird Side of Famous Writers — 20 Quirks & Strange Habits posted on 20 Mar 2018
Freelance writer and blogger, Jack Milgram looks at the quirkier side of the great names of literature
With all this confusion it’s hardly surprising that the value of working class writing is so frequently overlooked. posted on 15 Mar 2018
The excellent Kit de Waal has recently used her growing reputation to highlight the shameful neglect of working class authors within a book industry..
Cast adrift in a bookless wilderness posted on 12 Mar 2018
Weekends are special to me because they are the time I ring-fence for finding books and we try to get out as widely as we can..
Three novels for snow days posted on 07 Mar 2018
Because of the unusually harsh recent weather I have been able to stay snuggled at home and make my way through more books than usual.