Inspiring Older Readers
The Coming of the Third Reich posted on 21 Aug 2019
I don’t personally subscribe to the view that history repeats itself but I certainly do think that studying history can help us understand the times ...
The Invisible Man posted on 19 Aug 2019
Originally published as a weekly magazine serial, The Invisible Man is one of those stories that’s been abridged, made into movies...
Through the Children’s Gate posted on 16 Aug 2019
Guest reviewer Alun Severn reads a selection of essays from a writer who helps define the output of the modern literary magazine
Young Man With A Horn posted on 11 Aug 2019
Dorothy Baker was an American novelist who died from cancer at the age of 61 in 1968.
Why you should read children’s books, even though you are so old and wise posted on 08 Aug 2019
Katherine Rundell’s passionate, polemical essay extolling the virtues of reading children’s literature throughout your life has been made available ..
Reading Chernobyl posted on 05 Aug 2019
Guest writer, Alun Severn reads two very different accounts of one of the most terrifying events of the late 20th century - the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Monsignor Quixote posted on 03 Aug 2019
I think it’s true to say that there is a general impression that by the 1980s when Greene had reached his late 70s, he was somewhat coasting as a writer
The Romance of the Book posted on 01 Aug 2019
Published in 1996 by the US-based Birch Brook Press, The Romance of the Book is a selection of excerpts from essays, novels, autobiography and even travel
Rereading Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach posted on 28 Jul 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reconsiders his first impressions of McEwan's novella
Naomi’s Room posted on 27 Jul 2019
Guest reviewer, Yushra Fatima reads a supernatural mystery that's not for the faint-hearted.