Inspiring Older Readers
The Levant Trilogy posted on 19 Nov 2018
Olivia Manning (1908 – 1980) was always a writer that suffered from an pretty acute inferiority complex.
Where Shall We Run To?: A memoir posted on 16 Nov 2018
Alan Garner’s memoir of his childhood before secondary school is a remarkable piece of writing.
The Polysyllabic Spree posted on 15 Nov 2018
Ever since the publication in 1996 of Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby has been a reliable fixture on the literary scene.
Zorba the Greek posted on 12 Nov 2018
I really didn’t know what to expect when I finally got around to picking this book up – it’s been on my shelves for such a long time ...
Married Lies posted on 11 Nov 2018
Chris Collett has successfully reworked and polished all eight books in the wonderful Detective Tom Mariner series set in Birmingham
The Dark Philosophers posted on 07 Nov 2018
I have to admit that I’d never heard of Gwyn Thomas (1913 – 1981) until I came across this book...
Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time posted on 04 Nov 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads the biography of Powell and concludes that his was the 'greatest English novel sequence that has ever been written.'
British Communism & The Politics of Literature 1928 – 1939 posted on 01 Nov 2018
First published in 2012, British Communism & The Politics of Literature is a scholarly attempt to reassess the contribution to literary criticism.....
An Artist of the Floating World posted on 30 Oct 2018
An 'Artist of the Floating World' could well be the best book I’ve read this year....
The Bloody Chamber posted on 27 Oct 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn reads Angela Carter's idiosyncratic reworkings of classic fairy stories