PRAISE FOR MELVYN BRAGG's WRITING
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.
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
Always readable, often thought-provoking, and consistently entertaining.
An extraordinary work - eloquent, charming, insightful, vivid, touching, and a true work of literature
Beautifully written, lyrical and romantic, touching and tender . . . I enjoyed and admired it all.
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.