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Arthur Bryant: monstrous chronicler of Merrie England

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

22 May 2021

9:00 AM

Historic Affairs: The Muses of Sir Arthur Bryant W. Sydney Robinson

Zuleika Books, pp.336, 25

If you want to judge how much society has changed, you might do worse than visit a few secondhand bookshops. Obsolete volumes rest undisturbed on their shelves. The more popular they once were, the more unwanted copies accumulate. An almost inevitable presence nowadays is Sir Arthur Bryant, in his time a bestselling writer on historical subjects but now slumbering among the Great Unread.

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