Month: July 2014

A Blog Worth Reading

Allison Pottern HochLast night I was reading a friend’s blog, planning to write a 100 word review of her 100 words reviews, and then this morning, I working at the counter in the shop, and in walks Allison herself.  her blog is well worth checking out, and like all her friends, I am waiting with baited breath for her next book. Check out The Beautiful Stuff

Quiet London by Siobhan Wall

A series of quiet books about the quiet corners of my home town.  We have Quiet Corners and Cutlure at the store, and here are the other bookshops listed in Culture. The Folio Society,

Daunt, Hampstead; Swan Books, Upminster; Osterley Bookshop, Isleworth; Muswell Hill Bookshop; West End Lane Books;Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town; Foyles Stratford City; Karnac

k Books, Finchley Road; Lutyens and Rubinstein, Ladbroke Grove; Koenig Books, Whitechapel Gallery; Koenig Books, Serpentine Gallery.

My Favourite Poets

Jennifer Barber
William Blake
Richard Caddell
Samuel Coleridge
Martha Collins
Robert Creeley
Ed Dorn
Robert Duncan
David Ferry
Roy Fisher
Greg Lawless
Lee Harwood
Lyn Hejinian
Friedrich Hӧderlin
Kenneth Koch
John D. Lee
Denise Levertov
Fred Marchant
Roger McGough
Ian McMillan
Christopher Middleton
John Milton
Adrian Mitchell
Alice Notley
F.T. Prince
Peter Reading
Peter Redgrove
Colin Simms
Ken Smith
John Hartley Williams
Walt Whitman

My Favourite Fiction Writers

Peter Ackroyd
J. G. Ballard
Jorge Luis Borges
Mikhail Bulgakov
Italo Calvino
Peter Carey
Angela Carter
Bruce Chatwin
Jonathan Coe
J. M. Coetzee
Jim Crace
Peter Dickinson
Jenny Diski
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Geoff Dyer
Umberto Eco
George Eliot
Nurrudin Farah
William Faulkner
Neil Gaiman
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Alan Garner
Maggie Gee
Günther Grass
Alasdair Gray
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Russell Hoban
R. C. Hutchinson
James Joyce
Franz Kafka
Milan Kundera
Ian McEwan
Naguib Mahfouz
Pater Matthiessen
Herman Melville
David Mitchell
Toni Morrison
Patrick Neate
Flann O’Brien
Michael Ondaatje
George Orwell
David Peace
Mervyn Peake
Philip Pullman
Joseph Roth
Philip Roth
Clive Sinclair
Iain Sinclair
Josef Skvorecky
Graham Swift
Mark Twain
H. G. Wells
Jeanette Winterson
Emile Zola
Stefan Zweig

Matthew Stewart Interview


Interview, in the Boston Globe, with Matthew Stewart about his new book Nature’s God: THe Heretical Origins of the American Revolution..   Book sounds interesting.  MS: ” I started making connections between Spinoza and Locke.”

MS: “I’d like the United States to become what it was always meant to be, which is a secular nation.”

Interviewed by Brook Wilensky-Lanford from Killing the Buddha


Matthew Stewart’s website