Inspiring Older Readers
Deaf Sentence posted on 22 Jul 2018
At the end of this novel, David Lodge notes in his acknowledgements that “the narrator’s deafness and his Dad have their sources in my own experience ....
A Year in Provence posted on 20 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn, has a mellow moment with the illustrated edition of Peter Mayle's genre-creating travel book. A guilty pleasure?
They Walk In The City posted on 17 Jul 2018
I think it’s fair to say that Priestley isn’t so much a ‘novelist’ as a storyteller.
Adrian Mitchell’s Poetry and Protest: To Whom It May Concern (Tell me lies about Vietnam) posted on 15 Jul 2018
This weekend the USA’s most controversial President since ‘Tricky Dicky’ Nixon paid a visit to the UK
The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the delight of not getting what you wanted posted on 13 Jul 2018
I must confess that I take as axiomatic that I'm likely to disagree with anything Donald Rumsfeld has to say.
Burning the Days posted on 12 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn takes on James Salter's memoir and finds himself haunted by the ghost of Ernest Hemingway
My First Seven Years (plus a few more) posted on 09 Jul 2018
The work of Dario Fo (1926 – 2016), Italian playwright, musician, left-wing political activist, artist and stage designer, is probably less well known than
My Purple Scented Novel posted on 06 Jul 2018
Ian McEwan's sort story, My Purple Scented Novel, was originally published in The New Yorker in 2016 and has now been reprinted in a charming and arresting
Uncommon Type posted on 05 Jul 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds that this collection of short stories by Tom Hanks is much more than a vanity project
Coming Up For Air posted on 01 Jul 2018
Fat, forty and with a new set of false teeth, George Bowling is, in my estimation, one of George Orwell’s finest fictional creations