Cyril Connolly: The Life and Times of England’s Most Controversial Literary Critic, by Clive Fisher.
Another book in which promiscuity features heavily – all the more extraordinary since Connolly looked like a chubby bulldog. But boy, could he pull! Proof, if any were needed, that women really appreciate brains and a good sense of humour. As is often the case, I came to this after reading a memoir by his ex, Barbara Skelton. I enjoy getting multiple perspectives. Connolly was one of England’s most erudite and interesting men – and one of the most entertainingly badly behaved.
Lee Randall, senior features writer, The Scotsman