William Thackeray called it ‘the most laughable story that has ever been written since the goodly art of novel-writing began.’
As a group of travellers visit places in England and Scotland, they provide through satire and wit a vivid and detailed picture of the contemporary social and political scene.
Stinks and Germs
Last year I was invited to join a friend’s book group. I plodded through the book they’d chosen that week – a particularly ghastly and badly written effort by some minor celebrity – and...Read more