Inspiring Older Readers
The Silence of the Girls posted on 17 Sep 2018
I realise that I don’t know very much about the legendary Greek hero Achilles apart from a dim recollection of his extraordinary strength and prowess...
Grief is the thing… posted on 16 Sep 2018
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two books that mine the difficult subject of grief and finds "both are books that will burn brightly in your imagination"
Casting the Runes posted on 14 Sep 2018
The other evening I noticed that a remote digital television channel was showing the movie, The Night of the Demon,....
Strangers to England: Immigration to England 1100 – 1945 posted on 11 Sep 2018
One of the drawbacks to having a job in academia – especially in a subject like sociology – is that the books you tend to read ....
Browse: The World in Bookshops posted on 09 Sep 2018
Anyone who knows me will no doubt be casting their eyes to the heavens when they see this...
The Diary of a Provincial Lady posted on 06 Sep 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn enters the gently satirical world of E.M. Delafield's 'Diary of a Provincial Lady' and finds something "warmly humane"
Auto Da Fé posted on 02 Sep 2018
Elias Canetti belonged to that ever dwindling band of twentieth century writers and thinkers who might be called European public intellectuals.
Just Kids posted on 29 Aug 2018
I first heard Patti Smith’s music in 1976 when her first single, a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe, was released.
Returning to Reims posted on 27 Aug 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds Didier Eribon's essentially sociological approach to his memoir gets in the way of the human story
Cassandra Complex posted on 25 Aug 2018
Jonathan Taylor’s latest book of poetry published by Shoestring Press is described on the back cover as....