A LITERARY TOUR GUIDE TO ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND by Emilie C. Hatting

A LITERARY TOUR GUIDE TO ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A minimally useful pilgrimage from spot (Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn) to shrine (the Brontes' Haworth or the Sackville-West/Nicolson Sissinghurst Castle), alphabetically arranged from Scott's Abbotsford with its imposing library to a final section on London. In each instance the place visited has some association with a writer or the writer's work, be it Arnold's Dover Beach (a few lines only on this little stretch of sand) or Chaucer's Canterbury which of course has many associations. The author says very little about the town or city or environs and mostly deals with the specifics of the particular place--furnishings, memorabilia or gardens, whether it is Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest or Jane Austen's Bath. For those who need a little memory-prompting on what they once read in conjunction with what they want to see, although you can easily pick up much of this from the usual tourist handbooks.

Pub Date: Jan. 28th, 1975
Publisher: Morrow