‘A gloriously enjoyable wallow of a read’

John Harding has reviewed The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall for The Daily Mail.

He writes:

“None of this bears much resemblance to modern life as most of us know it – especially the characters involved – but as the plot develops, such considerations cease to matter and the charm of Paul Torday’s telling of this decidedly old-fashioned (in the best possible sense) story comes more and more to the fore. The reader willingly embraces suspension of disbelief as the tone gradually becomes both funnier and darker and the novel gallops towards a grippingly unpredictable finale, which may or may not leave Ed a happier and wiser man.”

Read the full review here.