He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on his list:
An Awfully Big AdventureRead about the other books on the list.
by Beryl Bainbridge
I’m a big fan of Beryl Bainbridge, a Liverpudlian like myself. This is a brilliant novel in its own right, which is set in a Liverpool theatre company but it’s also a brilliant evocation of Liverpool in the Fifties, a vanished Liverpool.
A wonderful novel that was adapted for the big screen.