If you can find your way back to 22 March 2007 in this blog, you can read what I said then. The reason for bringing it back to centre stage today is that the BBC, bless them, have recorded edited excerpts from the book, and are broadcasting them at 3.30pm each afternoon (Monday-Friday) this week on Radio 4.
I don’t know who selected the reader, but if they’d sat for 100 years trying to improve on their choice, they’d have failed.
Leslie Philips, louche, debonair, caddish, need I say more, works his way through Fowler’s witty tome – spot on. A few minutes of pure joy each afternoon. If you can’t get to a Wireless Set, then chase it down on the “Listen Again” feature on the BBC Radio 4 Website.
You will not be disappointed.