From Geoffrey Chaucer to Zadie Smith, Taggart’s wide-ranging tour of British literature’s rich and varied heritage takes in some of the most iconic destinations in the British Isles as well as some lesser-known treasures.
Exploring the gardens, monuments, museums, and churches with walks both urban and rural, from the Bronte parsonage in Haworth to Zadie Smith's North London and Shakespeare's Stratford, The Book Lover's Bucket List takes you through some 100 wonderfully described literary sites and landscapes, complete with colour destination photographs and illustrations from the British Library collections.
Start with Chaucer, Dickens and Larkin in Westminster Abbey. Spend an afternoon at Colliers Wood Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire and take in the lake D. H. Lawrence described as 'all grey and visionary, stretching into the moist, translucent vista of trees and meadow'. Venture south to Cornwall and work your way up to the Scottish Highlands, taking detours to Northern Ireland in the west and Norfolk in the east - or simply drop in on the place nearest to you.
Wherever you are in the United Kingdom, you're never far from something associated with a good book.
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 210 x 150 mm
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“A must for all book lovers!”
This is a fantastic book filled with all the incredible locations linked to our greatest writers. From Austen to Dickens to Larkin; this book includes a variety of locations such as gardens, monuments, museums. A tour... More
“Planning my literature trip as I read”
Thanks so much to the publishers for a reading copy of this book.
I adore this book, it’s just so interesting and a great way to plan a book related holiday throughout the UK.
Caroline has done some incredible... More
Although I'm keeping this copy for my own shelves it would make a wonderful gift for any book lover. It visits all the famous literally places you've ever heard of and many you haven't. Full of quotes,... More
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