I have finally succumbed to joining The Classics Club. Here is my list of fifty fine titles to be read over a period of five years.
A vivid and perceptive book, which will probably appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.
After masses of nominations and much lively debate Hay Fest came up with the top 100 books by women over the last century. I intend to read my way through the list!
The challenge of creating a zero-sum book collection. Can you create a one-hundred-book library?
An uplifting exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
The gripping and elegiac stories of eight lost books, and the mysterious circumstances behind their disappearances.
A dip-in doorstop filled with risqué anecdotes, humorous stories, unintended hilarity and intriguing revelations.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover what is happening with the Ulysses Readlong and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
This is the start of an occasional feature in which I highlight a small selection of books that I read and enjoyed at some point before publishing this blog.
This is a first! Brittany, a fellow book critic over at Perfectly Tolerable, has picked me, along with several others, to take part in her book tag.
What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2017 turned out to be!
Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today?
While The Extraordinary Life of A A Milne will undoubtedly delight fans, it should also appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in the author and his famous teddy bear.
Iris Origo was known to me as being one of the finest diarists of the 20th century for her moving and compassionate journal detailing Italy’s disastrous involvement in the same conflict.
Book Review: House of Fiction: From Pemberley to Brideshead, Great British Houses in Literature and Life
Phyllis Richardson is the author of several books on architecture and design, and in this, her latest compendium, she writes knowledgeably about the great fictional British houses we have come to know intimately over the last four hundred or so years.