the Common Reader


Common Reader: The Sea-Wolf

A mythical adventure story exploring primeval masculinity and man against the elements. For this week’s Common Reader, Christian takes us through Jack […]


Common Reader: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

The multi-faceted nature of personality: for this week’s Common Reader Osman, Christian and Lauren discuss Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. […]


Common Reader: Lewis’s Narnia

For this week’s Common Reader, Kelly takes us through The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and C. S. Lewis’s world of Narnia to […]


Common Reader: Virginia Woolf’s Concept

For this week’s Common Reader, Alice explains Virginia Woolf’s idea of what this actually was, expressed in her essays through her advocacy […]


Common Reader: Judy Westwater’s Street Kid

Ben takes us into the Common Reader’s world of everyday pleasures and effects of literature with Judy Westwater’s shocking memoir of an […]