I’m reading it at the moment, after hearing Gyles Brandreth and Deborah Moggach enthuse about Arnold Bennett on Radio Four’s Great Lives. I have to say, I think it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m completely hooked.
Slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve never read any Arnold Bennett till now, of course. Always meant to, never got round to it. Even more ashamed to admit that I did something that Gyles Brandreth urged me to do. But, you know, Gyles is right on this one. I hope their broadcast will lead lots more people to try Bennett and discover what a great writer he was.