2 thoughts on “Oh how we laughed: Cyril Connolly’s The Condemned Playground

  1. This sounds fascinating and riling in equal measure! The only Connolly I’ve read was Enemies of Promise, which was bizarrely self-confident for so young a man, and interesting while infuriating. I now, of course, want to read his Felicity stories… conscious that Richmal Crompton wrote sketches collected in ‘Felicity Stands By’…


  2. I read and enjoyed all of Connolly but for some reason I have never thought to reread him. He seems to be one of the fairly popular authors who fades (probably unjustly) into obscurity as the decades pass. When I was very young, George Meredith was considered a great and essential novelist, for example. I really enjoyed reading your post.


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