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10-12-2020

Jon Mayhew lauds Eastham Woods on the Wirral - a space of real and imaginary dangers where children could go properly feral.

Sue Roe does something she never expected to do - writing about her childhood home of Leicester.

12-11-2020

Horatio Clare takes us to Hebden Bridge and its connections with the poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes.

Lucy Moore celebrates the London she travels through at human pace on her bicycle.

Curtis Jobling recalls Great Sankey, where childhood phantoms became the grown-up imaginings of unsettling fantasy novels.

08-10-2020

Tania Hershman explores the cornucopia of libraries offered by the great northern city of Manchester, including private and public collections and modern trimmings including digital pianos and foosball tables.

Rick Stroud takes us to St James’ Square and the quiet sanctuary of the London Library, a private and productive space beloved by writers and readers alike.

06-06-2019

Ray French visits Far Ings, a once-busy site returned to nature and a reminder of his father’s values.

Linda Hoy takes us to the Sheffield archive of a most unusual society.

Brian Clegg considers the fate of post-truth science in his post-industrial hometown of Littleborough.

29-11-2018

Ali Knight explores the murky depths of the Grand Union Canal in Londonand explains how it inspires her crime fiction.

John Greening takes us to the poetic village of Little Gidding and its nearby literary landmarks.

Miranda Miller introduces us to Henry James’ Lamb House in Rye and its connections with various writers.

01-11-2018

Mary Colson takes us to Olney in north Buckinghamshare, her childhood home and the site of an historic friendship between a poet and a slave trader.

Simon Rae takes us to Great Tew in north Oxfordshire, an estate village that began with lofty aspirations but descended to decrepitude.

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