One of my favorite writers is Archie Binns. Hardly any of his books are still in print, and there is a serious dearth of any writing about him out there. Until just now, there wasn’t even a wikipedia entry about him, despite him being a notable writer back in the 1930s and 40s. If you do know anything about Binns, edit this entry.
So, what I’m going to do is start a new series here where I reread some Archie Binns books and seek out ones I haven’t and write a 1,000 word or so review. I’m rereading the Roaring Land now (which I had read most of), and I’m going to pick up The Laurels are Cut Down (which I hadn’t read yet) in a few days.
Here are some Archie Binns links too.
Why am I doing this? It has some to do with Raban, but it also has to do with writing about what I like and also being a little mad that there wasn’t a wikipedia entry, and when you look up his name you get a list of books of his for sale, but nothing about him.