How to be alone

The poet and novelist Adam Foulds on the evolution of loneliness and its traditionally privileged cousin, solitude; Sam Leith on thrills, spills and racism in Willard Price’s children’s Adventure series; Molly Guinness dips into 300-odd years of children’s books and finds leaden instruction, radical ideas and pure nonsense

A History of Solitude by David Vincent

A Biography of Loneliness: The history of an emotion by Fay Bound Alberti

Discovering Children’s Books, the British Library online

British Literature Catalogue, Peter Harrington


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