The Spirit of Britain: An Illustrated Guide to Literary Britain

The Spirit of Britain: An Illustrated Guide to Literary Britain

by Susan Hill, Piers Dudgeon
     
 
The Spirit of Britain is the first country guide to places in Britain which have inspired our greatest writers to unlock their secrets and ensure that we will never see them in the same way again.

Since the ancients first couched magical stories of love and betrayal in the mythical mountains of Wales, man has sought to capture the spirit of the place that

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The Spirit of Britain is the first country guide to places in Britain which have inspired our greatest writers to unlock their secrets and ensure that we will never see them in the same way again.

Since the ancients first couched magical stories of love and betrayal in the mythical mountains of Wales, man has sought to capture the spirit of the place that lies among the roots of our culture. 'The very geography of the land, the very nature of it's mountains and rivers, the very falling and lifting of the midst that waver over them. This, 'wrote John Cowper Powys, 'is the secret of the land. This is the secret of the people of the land.'

The Spirit of Britain is a guide for the literary detective, with maps and clear roadside instructions, and a delight for the armchair reader, with extracts from the novels, poems, stories and myths, and many specially commissioned photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747278122
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.75(d)

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