Enoch Arnold Bennett was born on May 27th, 1867 in Hanley, Staffordshire, England. Jones states he was born at 10:30. Hanley is on the the English Potteries towns which he hated and with great ambition became a successful writer.

A statue of Bennett at the Potteries Museum

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. …….Arnold Bennett

He wrote The Old Wives’ Tale, the Clayhanger trilogy (Clayhanger, Hilda Lessways, and These Twain), and The Card. He also wrote such intriguing self-improvement books as Literary Taste and his most famous book of all, How To Live on 24 Hours a Day.