Strong Words

Strong Words Issue 50

Strong Words is for people who love books, love reading about them, and need an entertaining, useful and reliable source of suggestions as to what to read next. Now published 6 times a year, it covers new fiction and nonfiction alike and has developed a fanatical following who can’t get enough of its witty enthusiasm and its utter refusal to admit blurb, cliché and academic jargon.

Issue 50 is a milestone issue so there's a special feature looking back at some of the wisdom they've gleaned from the books they've read over the past six years. Plus all the usual elements - fantastic new novels, the best and most interesting new books (including histories of pop, a deep dive into David Bowie, Cook's final voyage and Diana's brother Charles frank account of boarding school). All reviewed without jargon, or pompous lecturing because as the editor says, "books should always be a delight...and don't let anyone tell you otherwise."