Patrick Wright: The view through a bus window, 7 September 2006
Show More Great British Bus Journeys: Travels through Unfamous Places by David McKie.
Atlantic, 359 pp., £16.99, March 2006, 1 84354 132 7Show More
“... of the rhubarb for which the place was once well known, and we chug onwards to Wakefield, where George Gissing is not commemorated as fully as he might be – too ‘grim’, perhaps, and too heavily challenged, like many formerly industrial towns and all socialist novelists, for a happy ending. McKie’s purpose is not so much to deny that present-day ...”