Claire Tomalin: The Young H.G. Wells

November 3, 2021 | 3:25 pm

In this week’s Book Club podcast, my guest is Claire Tomalin. Claire’s new book, The Young H.G. Wells: Changing the World, tracks the extraordinary life and rocket-powered career of one of the most influential writers of the Edwardian age. She tells me how drapery’s loss was literature’s gain, why casting the goatish Wells as a #MeToo villain isn’t quite right — and why we should all be reading Tono-Bungay.


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