The Independent

Jeffrey Archer: ‘Elena Ferrante does for Naples what Dickens did for London’

The author discusses¬†Stefan Zweig’s Beware of Pity,¬†his writing room in Majorca and resembling¬†Toad in Toad of Toad Hall
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Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. I couldn’t have imagined that a book about two girls growing up in Naples could appeal to me, but it’s magnificent. Ferrante does for Naples what Dickens did for London.

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