Britain by the book : a curious tour of our literary landscape / Oliver Tearle.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2017.
ISBN: 9781473666016 (hbk.) :
What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent? How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world? Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales? A multitude of curious questions are answered in 'Britain by the Book', a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War.
x, 230 pages ; 23 cm
A very well chosen selection of authors across the UK,many of whom not very well known.Even for well known authors we are introduced to little known works which add to the interest.
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