Welcome to Issue 000 of Reader Magazine
This is a pre-issue of our magazine to let you see what it looks like, the sort of things it will contain and how it is laid out and navigated.
It is quite important to me, as Editor, that potential readers of RM can see very quickly [straight away, really] that this is a literary magazine and negotiate the content comfortably. Please have a look, see what you think, then, if you have any comments let me know.
Are You A Heretic?
By: J. G. Rufford M.A.
Heresy is something that happened a long time ago isn’t it? No-one bothers about heresy today, do they? Well, that’s true – up to a point. But heresy is due for a comeback, all the signs are there, believe me – the, ‘be reasonable, do it our way, or else’ voices are being raised on all sides. Even the ‘H’ word itself is being bandied about within such a staid old lady as the Church of England.
Santini’s Last Meal.
By: Joe [Two Spoons] Nardelli
Cookery writing doesn’t appeal to everyone. For instance, I’m sure more men would read cookery books if the writers were prepared to change their style a bit and go for stronger story lines and better characterisation!
Has Capitalism become theft?
By: Ramona Redgrave
Money is not Wealth and Wealth is not Money.
I am looking at Wealth in order to develop an understanding of how Capitalism works today and Wikipedia has rather let me down...
God is in the detail.
By: Martin Gayford. Christies Online Magazine 8 February 2021
As sculpture soared to new heights in Renaissance Italy, northern Europe was having a creative surge of its own, filling its churches with spectacular, incredibly intricate works carved in limewood.
Martin Gayford selects favourite examples.
By: Turn Point Theatre 18 September 2020 performed by Brede McDermott
Maggie is an elderly, homeless bag-lady, badly and dirtily dressed. She pushes a battered pram or supermarket trolley in which are black plastic bags containing all her worldly possessions. She crosses to the bin and begins to sort through it, puts a few bits into a plastic bag then picks up some cigarette stubs from which she starts to collect what tobacco is left. She pauses, turns to the audience, glares at them then speaks in a strong Northern Irish accent.
Welcome to the Back List...
I don't suppose anyone knows excatly how many forgotten titles there are in publishers' Back Lists, but one thing is for sure, some of them would be really worth discovering by a new audience. Here's a sample I have chosen to show you what I mean...