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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and IrelandLth of curious information and entertaining anecdotes Take a tour of Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey where you can find Chaucer's canopied tomb a monument to Shakespeare with lines from The Tempest the grave of Dickens and tablets to Dylan Thomas TS Eliot and WH Auden among many others Read how the Cumbrian Lake District's breathtaking scenery inspired the Lake Poets Wordsworth Coleridge and Southey and how Keats' Ode to a Grecian Urn was written after he saw the Athenian sculptures at the British Museum Walk through Chelsea to see where of AA Milne Mark Twain.

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Summary The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland 108 é When The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland first appeared it was hailed by The Times of London as the finest reference work of its kind Now in a new edition with over 150 authors and new feature entries by high profile authors such as Margaret Drabble and JoAnd Bram Stoker lived Or travel off the beaten path to Liverpool for instance where bankruptcy led Washington Irving to write the great American classic Rip Van Winkle or to Muckross where the author of Baron Munchausen himself a spinner of tall tales conned a landowner into buying property planted with samples of rich ore or to Near Sawrey where Beatrix Potter owned a seventeenth century farmhouse Arranged for easy reference with maps and an index of writers The Oxford Guide to Literary Great Britain and Ireland captures the richness of this great literary herita.

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When The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland first appeared it was hailed by The Times of London as the finest reference work of its kind Now in a new edition with over 150 authors and new feature entries by high profile authors such as Margaret Drabble and John Sutherland this beautifully illustrated over sized volume lists hundreds of places in Britain and Ireland and details their connections with the lives of famous writers This popular guide provides than 200 illustrations of writers their houses and the landscapes that inspired them as well as a wea.