At Home With Virginia Woolf

By Chris Hudson In the final entry of her diary on 24th March 1941, Virginia Woolf left no clues to […]

I am Not an Original Groundling

By Michael Hartigan (From the Literary Traveler Archive) I am not an original Groundling. Nor could I ever be, what […]

‘Week’ with Jane Austen: Jane Austen’s Hampshire & Heart of England

Destination: Hampshire, Heart of England, Cotswolds and Peak District Description: Homes, Gardens, Inspirations and film sites OK– so we’re taking […]

The New “Meant to Be”: An Interview with YA Author Lauren Morrill

By Amanda Festa I devoured Lauren Morrill’s debut young adult novel Meant to Be in one sitting.  I was visiting my college […]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: Interview with Performer Mike Randall

By Carly Cassano Did you know Charles Dickens traveled throughout Europe and the Americas performing an edited version of his […]

Socialism and Green Spaces: William Morris’s Walthamstow

By Peter Turner ‘Have you ever wondered why there’s so much suffering in the world?’ asked the suited young man. […]

JM Barrie and The Gardens of Imagination

By Paul Millward “On these magic shores children at play are for ever beaching their coracles. We too have been […]

Chilling Out with Charles Dickens

It’s the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, in southwest London, and it’s still a place for leisure and pleasure today. Walking round places in the borough associated with the author, it’s easy to imagine Dickens enjoying himself here.

Exploring the Isle of Wight with Alfred Lord Tennyson

The western tip of England’s Isle of Wight was a setting beloved of the Victorian poet laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for the last half of his life. Still beautiful, less populated than the rest of the island and soothingly calm, it is easy to understand his attachment.

The Literary and Luxurious Queen Mary 2

Bill Bryson, Joanne Harris. Would you ever expect to meet two world famous writers on a cruise of all places? I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and listening to lectures by both of them. I had the ultimate literary (and luxurious) experience aboard the Queen Mary 2 on an October transatlantic voyage.