Literary trips

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Chapter and verse: 10 best UK retreats for book lovers
You’ll have no problem tucking up with a good book at these fine hotels – they all have extensive collections, or even their own library

Annabelle Thorpe

11, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Here be serpents … a coastal Essex that time forgot
Our writer explores marshes, boatyards, islands and eerie stretches of the Blackwater and Colne rivers – the setting for new TV drama The Essex Serpent

Carol Donaldson

12, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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And did those feet: 10 walks inspired by famous poets
Matching rich verse with great scenery, these strolls follow in the footsteps of some of our greatest wordsmiths, from William Blake to Carol Ann Duffy

Kevin Rushby

03, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Roads taken: the Gloucestershire footpaths that were the making of Robert Frost
We follow the trails trodden a century ago by a band of revolutionary poets who fell for this corner of rural England

Liz Boulter

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Five great British walks with a literary twist
From Boswell and Johnson bickering in Scotland to the coast that inspired Enid Blyton’s Famous Five

Peter Fiennes

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The classic travel guidebooks that inspire my trips
From the iconic Shell Guides to Wilkie Collins’s rambles, travel writers pick the vintage UK guides that keep them exploring

Phoebe Taplin, Jon Woolcott, Kevin Rushby, Peter Fiennes, Brett Wolstencroft

04, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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12 of the UK’s best independent bookshops, chosen by readers
From old tales to new thinking, gardening to science fiction, our tipsters find literary nourishment – and cake, too – at these indie booksellers

Guardian readers

22, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Why cities emptied by Covid-19 are perfect for modern flâneurs
Copying the approach of Baudelaire’s quizzical stroller can help us escape lockdown – even if he needs a little updating

Chris Moss

06, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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The hottest literary travel destinations (to visit when lockdown ends)
From George Orwell’s Isle of Jura to Willa Cather’s Nebraskan frontier … with travel restricted to the imagination, Henry Eliot picks the most memorable and beautiful literary locations

Henry Eliot

03, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Literary breaks: stay in the former home of a famous writer
From Betjeman’s London townhouse to Keats’ seaside cottage, these atmospheric writers’ homes all have a tale to tell

Genevieve Fox

28, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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10 children’s books that will take kids on a journey
They may be stuck at home, but children can escape to the Amazon, Himalayas or New York via these magical tales

Piers Torday

07, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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My voyage through a world of language in just one word: snow
Missing the wild regions where I have worked, I took a linguistic trip from Asia to the Andes, via Russia and Finland, instead

Nancy Campbell

22, Jan, 2021 @6:30 AM

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