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Treasured Island: A Book Lover's Tour of Britain

Frank Barrett.
Item #: D11354
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 272 / 2016
Publisher: AA
ISBN: 9780749578138
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Inspired by the discovery of his childhood copy of Treasure Island, Frank Barrett embarks on a literary quest around Britain, from Eliot's East Coker to Austen's Bath, Winnie-the-Pooh's Hartfield to Dracula's Whitby. Armed with a lifetime of reading and his National Trust membership, Barrett shares his personal odyssey through the Britain that has inspired so many writers to capture it in lines or verse, the homes that they lived in, the museums that remember them. There will be rain, there will be truculent tour guides, there may even be tuberculosis, but Barrett will carry on regardless, following in the footsteps of Dickens, Woolf, Orwell, and Coleridge.

 

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