Inspiring Older Readers
Machines Like Me posted on 22 May 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn struggles to develop an emotional engagement with Ian McEwan's latest novel exploring the advent of Artificial Intelligence
The Swimming Pool Library posted on 20 May 2019
Alan Hollinghurst’s first novel, published in 1988, caused quite a stir on its release because of its bold and graphic descriptions of gay sex ..
They shoot horses, don’t they? posted on 13 May 2019
McCoy’s 1935 novel isn’t long but manages to capture the degradation and despair of those caught up in the poverty of the Great Depression
The Order of the Day posted on 09 May 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Vuillard's not altogether successful attempt to understand the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party
The Clothing of Books posted on 07 May 2019
This is another in the series of delightful pocket-sized individual essays that are perfect for a short train journey ...
Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers : The Hogarth Press 1917-1941 posted on 04 May 2019
The story of the Hogarth Press is, by any measure, pretty remarkable and would probably be unrepeatable in the circumstances of today.
The Comedians posted on 03 May 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn takes another dip into 'Greeneland', this time with the novelist's take on Papa Doc Duvalier’s Haiti.
The Language of Kindness: A Nurses Story posted on 27 Apr 2019
Guest reviewer, Julia Neall finds Christie Watson's memoir "pulls no punches" in its description of modern day nursing
The Siege of Krishnapur posted on 26 Apr 2019
In the list of unfortunate and untimely deaths, Farrell’s in 1979 at the age of 44 must rank as one of the most tragic.
No Country for Old Men posted on 23 Apr 2019
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reappraises a Cormac McCarthy novel that leaves him feeling "that the book doesn’t quite work"