Somewhere Becoming Rain by Clive James

Review by Karen Langley, 6 February 2020 My love of the poetry of Philip Larkin is no secret; I’ve written about him numerous times on my blog, and most recently about my encounter with his last collection of poetry, High Windows. Larkin is a poet I first discovered at Grammar School and his verse obviously…

So Brightly At The Last by Ian Shircore

Review by Rob Spence, 30 January 2020 In one important respect, this book was outdated at the moment it was published: its subject, Clive James, having endured a terminal illness for ten years, finally succumbed just as the volume appeared. For this reader, like the author Ian Shircore a long-term fan of James, reading became…

Some thoughts about the novel by Adele Geras

Adèle originally published this piece at Writers Review, a blog she shares with fellow authors Linda Newbery and Celia Rees. We enjoyed it so much, we asked Adèle if we could share it here too.  The novel is in rude good health. Millions of people all over the world buy novels, read them, discuss them, take…