Treasured Island: A Book Lover's Tour of Britain (Hardcover)

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A book-lover’s journey around the landscapes that shaped—and are shaped by—Britain’s literature

Inspired by the discovery of his childhood copy of Treasure Island, The Mail on Sunday's 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, Frank is on a 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 will be satnav misdemeanors, (there may even be tuberculosis), but Frank will carry on regardless. Where? To the lighthouse...

About the Author

Frank Barrett is Travel Editor of Britain's biggest selling Sunday newspaper, The Mail on Sunday. He has written several travel books, including Where Was Wonderland?, a guide to the real-life locations of classic children's books such as Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden, and is the winner of numerous awards for his travel writing, including the prestigious British Press Award for travel feature writing. He lives in Bath with his wife Shelia, has two children and once had a dog called Eric. His favorite work of fiction is Evelyn Waugh's 'Sword of Honour' trilogy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780749577070
ISBN-10: 074957707X
Publisher: AA Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English