26 June 2020


And finally the novelist who wrote about Bristol, and Clifton in particular: EH Young. We have often wondered whether she should have another outing (Virago reprinted her, with excellent prefaces by Sally Beauman) but somehow she is faintly underwhelming on re-reading. There will be readers of the Persephone Post who will leap vociferously to her defence. But alas although we admire her, and see her as Bristol’s best novelist, we cannot find enough in any of the novels really, really to engage us. But if you haven’t read her, and especially if you are a Bristolian or simply interested in Bristol, she is a must.