the Common Reader

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]