Tagged: 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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Books set in London – Walking the streets with Oliver Twist

I have had a bit of a revelation. I have been living in London for around eight years now, and somehow, without realising it, I have fallen out of wonder with it. How can that be? London is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, full of history, great architecture and an absolute […]

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Books set in England – World Party Reading Challenge

This month we turn to England for our World Party Reading Challenge – and I have to admit that for me, a country like England is more of a challenge than just about any other country we have looked at. I mean where do you start? There must be hundreds of thousands of novels set […]

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