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A guide to literary festivals in the UK, with link details
T E Lawrence, the Desert Campaign, and the legend of 'Lawrence of Arabia' which undermined his sense of self
T E Lawrence and Clouds Hill: 'Give me the luxuries and I will do without the essentials'
Clouds Hill is the purest expression of the mind of T E Lawrence, this remarkable 'dreamer of the day'
A guide to Harnham, Salisbury
Exploring Venice through the writers drawn to this beautiful and mesmerizing city
Exploring the Venice of Hemingway and Ezra Pound
Venice, Caffe Florian and Casanova, a history of glamour, intrigue and the pursuit of pleasure
Exploring Venice and Marcel Proust
Figsbury Rings and E M Forster, a literary guide
A Guide to Salisbury Cathedral, Henry Fielding, William Golding
William Hazlitt, essayist, in Winterslow, near Salisbury
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This year’s Daniel Owen Literary Festival, named after the foremost Welsh novelist of the nineteenth century, takes place from Saturday, October 13 to Saturday, October 20 in Mold, Flintshire. Events at this bi-lingual festival include:Dr. Angharad Price giving the annual Daniel Owen lecture in 2012Folk music with Sian James - a literary event with musicBook launch – the history of Mold by Bill PritchardA Heritage walk, talk, tea and cake with Christopher Williams, former Clwyd County Archivist, at Loggerheads Country ParkThis year’s programme is part of the long-term vision to establish a community arts and literature festival around the figurehead of Daniel Owen and his work – a writer, local businessman and politician and a Welsh national cultural figurehead.
What's on at this year's Bridport Literary Festival in Dorset
Thomas Hardy and Dorset: A Guide and Literary tour of Hardy's Wessex
On Sylvia Townsend Warner at Chaldon and Frome Vauchurch in Dorset
Information about Brympton Festival, April 20-26, 2012
A beginner’s guide to enjoying the Amazon Kindle
‘A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms’ Thomas Hardy, from The Hand of Ethelberta
Reminds me of Notting Hill, the Richard Curtis film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts.
I’m channelling Hardy today in preparation for guiding the cameraman and producer from an indie production company tomorrow, scouting the landscapes that inspired Hardy. Hoping for some good cloud formations in a clear(ish) sky so that the views from the high hills - for example at Bulbarrow, on the exposed slopes of which Tess laboured in the freezing winter digging turnips on ‘Flintcombe Farm’ – are at their magnificent best.
London Tours and Literary Trails: St James's Park and 18th century London
The adventures of Henry Fielding at Lyme Regis, Dorset, for the purpose of carrying off an heiress
London Tours and Literary Trails: A guide to Mozart in London, including private and group tours
A literary tour of the city of Salisbury and surrounding areas, including Stonehenge
How translation changes books and travel can change the traveler
A literary companion to London, exploring the lives, works and relationships of the writers who have lived in this city, from Chaucer to Zadie Smith
Explore London's rich literary history and geography with literary trails and tours including Shakespeare, Dickens, Johnson and Boswell ...
The Virginia Woolf Trail explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf and members of the Bloomsbury Group
A series of walks in London relating to the novels of Iris Murdoch
Death in Venice, and other stories of passion, intrigue
Upcoming events in May / June include:
For more details see the Festivals page.