Tagged: Books set in England

Lyme Regis – where even the lamp posts are fossils!

“Lyme Regis is a town that has submitted to its geography rather than forced the land to submit to it. The hills into town are so steep that coaches cannot travel down them…The narrow road leads down to the shore, and then quickly turns its back on the sea and heads up hill again, as […]

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Hightailing it to Highgate – books set in one of London’s most-loved cemeteries

It was one of those glorious Thomas Hardy “summer face and winter constitution” type days last Sunday, just begging me to get out and explore some small part of London I had never been. So after hoisting myself off the comfort of my West London underfloor heating I braved the whims of weekend public transport […]

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Dorset here we come…

“Through the open middle sash is visible the crescent-curved expanse of the Bay as a sheet of brilliant translucent green…On the left hand white cliffs stretch away till they terminate in St. Aldhem’s Head, and form a background to the level water-line on that side. In the centre are the open sea and blue sky…” […]

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Retracing Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales – a Modern Day Pilgrimage

A little while back I came across the story of some modern day pilgrims who had decided to retrace the steps of Chaucer’s pilgrims in the Canterbury Tales, by walking from London to Canterbury. I was intrigued, and thought I’d investigate further. The result was this little video… Does this inspire you to read Chaucer’s […]

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Thank goodness for Colin Cotterill…..Books set in Laos

A national symbol of Laos – the Pha That Luang in Vientiane – Image courtesy of Aaron Smith via Wikimedia Commons Thank goodness for Colin Cotterill… I mean it, we are very lucky that writer Colin Cotterill exists and that he is so prolific, otherwise we’d be drawing an almost blank for the fiction section of our […]

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