PRAISE FOR MELVYN BRAGG's WRITING
Always readable, often thought-provoking, and consistently entertaining.
A wonderfully full and detailed picture of one particular place at a particular time and an evocation of Melvyn Bragg's intense and enduring involvement in it
Beautifully written, lyrical and romantic, touching and tender . . . I enjoyed and admired it all.
A wonderful memoir . . . a truly great book about what it means to come from somewhere, to be of a culture, to be cultured not in the rarest but the most communal sense.
He has an amazing memory for detail, but what shines through it all is his love for the place and its people. That makes the book very special.
An extraordinary work - eloquent, charming, insightful, vivid, touching, and a true work of literature