The Card – Arnold Bennett

TheCardWhat a delightful and funny, short novel this is!

Set at the end of the 19th century, it tells the story of Denry Machin, who, through his exploits and wheezes, becomes the local Jack-the-lad or ‘card’. Each chapter describes another of Denry’s exploits as he becomes more popular and more wealthy. It’s a warm and funny book, recalling gentler times. Highly recommended.

I bought this yellowed and musty paperback for 75 pence from a Hampton Court antique shop. That’s the beauty of browsing second-hand books in small shops – you pick up things you might not normally come across or think of reading.

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