British Author House Museums and Other Memorials: A Guide to Sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 2002 M09 23 - 392 páginas
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The most celebrated authors of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are immortalized not only in their writing but also in the museums, libraries, and other memorials dedicated in their honor. Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author's life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler's convenience. The text is illustrated with photographs from these historic and literary homes, libraries, and other important memorial locations. Postage stamps commemorating the writers are also included.

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Jane Austen Hampshire and Somerset England
Sir James Barrie Kirriemuir Scotland and London England
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Retired English teacher Shirley Hoover Biggers made class trips, including several trips across the Atlantic, to author memorials a regular part of her American literature curriculum. She lives in Germantown, Tennessee.

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