Inspiring Older Readers
Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading posted on 22 Mar 2018
I've always enjoyed reading this author’s witty pieces in The Guardian and elsewhere but really became a fan when I discovered that she was an avid childre
The Victorian City: Everyday Life In Dickens’ London posted on 21 Mar 2018
There seems to have been quite a lot written in recent years about London as a city and Victorian London in particular.
Packing My Library posted on 18 Mar 2018
A new book on books by Alberto Manguel is always a big occasion as far as I’m concerned.
Home of the Gentry posted on 17 Mar 2018
Guest reviewer, Alun Severn finds Ivan Turgenev provides a subtle portrait of love and life in aristocratic pre-revolutionary Russia.
The Leather Boys posted on 13 Mar 2018
This story of a blossoming gay romance between two working class teenage biker boys was published in 1961....
The Final Solution by Michael Chabon posted on 12 Mar 2018
Chabon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, is certainly one that would come into contention ...
Satan In The Suburbs posted on 09 Mar 2018
At the grand old age of 80, Bertrand Russell turned his hand to writing fiction.....
Three novels for snow days posted on 07 Mar 2018
Because of the unusually harsh recent weather I have been able to stay snuggled at home and make my way through more books than usual.
The Road To Hell posted on 06 Mar 2018
If there was ever a book that demonstrates just how superior a bookshop is to the internet if you are a lover of serendipity then this is it.
Books, Baguettes & Bedbugs: The Left Bank World of Shakespeare & Co. posted on 04 Mar 2018
When I first saw this book I rather leapt to the conclusion that it was going to be another of those amiable, largely biographic memoirs