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Tribute to city's most famous literary writer

A statue of Arnold Bennett has been erected in Stoke-On-Trent. Photo: ITV News Central

A statue has been unveiled in Stoke-on-Trent earlier today to mark the city's most famous literary writer's 150th birthday.

The two-metre-high bronze sculpture of Arnold Bennett was revealed to the public to celebrate the novelist and playwright.

Passersby can see a two-metre-high bronze sculpture of the novelist and playwright. Credit: ITV News Central

He was best known for his Clayhanger series and The Card, which drew on his experience of life in the Potteries.

It comes as Stoke-on-Trent is bidding to be the UK city of culture for 2021.

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