The Literary Trails Blog

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Dr Johnson creates the first dictionary of the English language

On the trail of Dr Johnson in London

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Literary Festivals in the UK

A guide to literary festivals in the UK, with link details

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Walking With Mrs Dalloway

Walking in the footsteps of Mrs Dalloway, explore London and Virginia Woolf's great novel of the city

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Virginia Woolf

Exploring the life and work of Virginia Woolf and members of the Bloomsbury Group

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Venice, Hemingway and Pound

Exploring the Venice of Hemingway and Ezra Pound

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Venice, Caffe Florian and Casanova

Venice, Caffe Florian and Casanova, a history of glamour, intrigue and the pursuit of pleasure

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A guide to Venice and the writers drawn to this mesmerizing city

Exploring Venice through the writers drawn to this beautiful and mesmerizing city

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For inspiring literary trails and adventures in the literary landscape

Discover inspiring literary trails to explore great books and places, literary festivals and film locations

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Venice and Proust

Exploring Venice and Marcel Proust, at the Danieli and more

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Death in Venice - Don't Look Now

Death in Venice, and other stories of passion, intrigue

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Salisbury Cathedral and Close

A Guide to Salisbury Cathedral, Henry Fielding, William Golding

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A literary tour of Salisbury

A literary tour of the city of Salisbury and surrounding areas, including Stonehenge

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William Hazlitt and Winterslow

William Hazlitt, essayist, in Winterslow, near Salisbury

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George Herbert and Bemerton

About George Herbert and his time as rector of St Andrews, Bemerton

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St James's London

A literary guide to St James's and 18th Century London

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Iris Murdoch

Walks in London inspired by the novels of Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch Thames Walks

These Iris Murdoch Thames Walks trace the magnetic presence of the Thames in Iris Murdoch’s novels, from the Isle of Dogs to Cheyne Walk.

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Iris Murdoch Hyde Park Walk

A walk in Hyde Park inspired by the novels of Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch Anax's Walk

Anax's walk - one of a series of walks in London inspired by the novels of Iris Murdoch

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Dylan Thomas in Swansea

A guide to Dylan Thomas in Swansea

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Dylan Thomas in Laugharne

A Guide to Dylan Thomas in Laugharne

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T E Lawrence and Clouds Hill - where nothing is superfluous

T E Lawrence and Clouds Hill: 'Give me the luxuries and I will do without the essentials'

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Dylan Thomas Trail

A literary trail exploring the life and work of Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas in Cornwall

A Guide to Dylan Thomas in Cornwall

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Dylan Thomas in Marshfield

A guide to Dylan Thomas in Marshfield

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Dylan Thomas in New Quay

A Guide to Dylan Thomas, New Quay and Under Milk Wood

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Dylan Thomas in London

A guide to Dylan Thomas in London

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The extraordinary story of T E Lawrence (of Arabia) and Clouds Hill

Clouds Hill is the purest expression of the mind of T E Lawrence, this remarkable 'dreamer of the day'

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Uncovering Berlin - a literary guide

A literary guide to Berlin, exploring Weimar and beyond

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Lawrence of Arabia - T E Lawrence and the Desert Campaign

T E Lawrence, the Desert Campaign, and the legend of 'Lawrence of Arabia' which undermined his sense of self

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