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  • Title: Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape
  • Author: Oliver Tearle
  • ISBN: 9781473666016
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Hardcover

  • 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 liWhat 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 The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.
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    Commentaires:

    Jo
    Tearle takes us round Great Britain and talks about various authors and their connections to various places. The chapters were really short so this was a great introduction to many of the people and areas. Very entertaining and rather informative.

    D.K. Powell
    I do like trivia books, I must confess. Give me a lot of facts mixed with a reasonable dose of humour and I'm in cloud nine. I got more than my money's worth with Dr Oliver Tearle's most excellent 'Britain by the Book'.I hope Dr Tearle will forgive me to comparing him to one of my great writing heroes but I found his literary walk around the UK to be rather like the amalgamation of Bill Bryson's 'Notes from a Small Island' and 'Mother Tongue', taking the best humour of the former and the same le [...]

    Geoff Battle
    Definitely one for those who enjoy the more historical writers of English literature. The book winds its way through Britain, passing through a plethora of villages and towns, uncovering the little known facts about books written in them or featuring them. Britain by the Book offers about a hundred two or three page summaries, presenting snippets of history, about many authors you will be familiar with, and a few you may not be. It touches on some of the most famous novels (Dracula, Ivanhoe etc) [...]

    Rebecca
    3.5-4This is a great book to have with you at the doctor's office or when traveling. It is full of 2-4 page anecdotes linking British authors to various locations. It contains some interesting stories about author's personal lives, inspiration, and process, helping to turn literary legends back into people. It provides great context and connections for many small English villages and adds another layer of color to cities.It is a very hard book to sit and read. The short segments and constant foc [...]

    Wendy
    Britain by the Book is a wonderful ode to writers who have shaped our little corner of the world with words. This diverse literary tour pauses at locations without outstaying its welcome, but long enough for me to meet a remarkable medley of authors and collect a few quirky factual souvenirs along the way. As each stop is condensed to include only the most engrossing highlights the result in an informative, fascinating and entertaining writers’ road trip that everyone can enjoy. My intention w [...]

    Emma Dargue
    good overall look at different parts of the UK through book related tales.

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