Favourite Writers

I noticed on Twitter one of Alexander McCall Smith’s favourite writers was EF Benson. Now what are the chances that one of my favourite writers also has as one of his favourites another of my favourites. It’s taken me a bit of time to get the hang of Twitter and reTweeting. But in doing so just noticed AMS also likes Barbara Pym another forgotten writer. But getting back to EF Benson I was reading AMS and came across the mention of ‘bibelots’ – long live Georgie Pilson. If you don’t know the Mapp and Lucia novels by EF Benson they are wonderfully funny. In the 1980s LWT dramatized the books starring the incomparable trio: Prunella Scales, Geraldine McEwan and Nigel Hawthorne.