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Wordsworth Grasmere

Wordsworth Grasmere

The loveliest spot that man hath ever found…

By (author) Jeff Cowton


Publishing 8th Apr 2024
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    • Full colour, room-by-room guide to Dove Cottage, including newly renovated gardens
    • Beautiful reproductions of original letters and manuscripts by William and Dorothy Wordsworth
    • Including site map and chronology of the Wordsworths’ lives
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    “Here should be my home, this Valley be my World” wrote William Wordsworth, one of the greatest poets of the English language. Born in 1770 in the Lake District, William Wordsworth settled in Dove Cottage, Grasmere, with his sister Dorothy in 1799. This beautiful, richly illustrated guidebook reveals how Dove Cottage has been brought back to life and the sights, sounds and smells evoke memories of over 200 years ago. Little moments taken from the Wordsworths’ poems, journals and letters have been recreated, telling the story of their life here. In this time of ‘plain living and high thinking’, the everyday mixed with the extraordinary. It was whilst living here, amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life, that Wordsworth wrote many of his greatest poems and his sister Dorothy kept her fascinating Grasmere journal.

    About the Author

    Jeff Cowton MBE is Principal Curator and Head of Learning at Wordsworth Grasmere.

    Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
    Publish date
    8th Apr 2024
    Paperback / softback
    210 mm x 200 mm
    40 Pages
    62 color, 3 b&w
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