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The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds: A Tribute to Charles Dickens

From the outside looking in, I have always wondered about the rooms hidden away behind the climbing ivy which beautifully enhances the old brickwork at the front of The Angel Hotel.  It especially captures my attention in the height of summer when the brightly coloured flowers – the pinks, the…

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11 Charles Dickens Novels Worth A Read

Charles Dickens, a man that would have been 205 years old today, is still a well-loved author famed for his eloquent descriptions of Victorian London. No other author seems to have captured the filth and squalor of his time in quite the same poetic way.  ‘It was the best of…

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The 199 steps in Whitby

24 Hours in Whitby, England – Must See Sights + Top Tips

In 2024, the Caravan and Motorhome Club are running a Read, Tour, and Explore Campaign to encourage people to read more and visit places associated with book settings. We aim to help promote authors, both old and new, while providing suggestions on which locations to explore that, at one time,…

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11 Books to Read before you visit Cambridge

Cambridge, with its strong literary legacy, is the perfect backdrop for those wanting to set a novel amongst the historical buildings that make up this University City. The well-trodden, cobble streets have, for a long time, been the inspiration for many. While the collegiate buildings themselves are natural settings for…

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Book Bloggers: Why it’s Time for People to Pay Us

The world and the way we absorb information is changing. Years ago, if I had said to my parents I wanted to be a YouTube Star or an Internet Influencer when I grew up they would have seen it as a simple pipe dream; a thought that they would put…

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West Stow Pods in Bury St Edmunds is home to it's very own hobbit hole recreated after visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand. Recognised by the Tolkien Society as one of the most authentic hobbit holes ever recreated it is well worth any Lord of the Rings fan visiting via @tbookjunkie

West Stow Pods: Experiencing Hobbiton in the UK

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Hobbiton?  Did you watch The Lord of the Rings and imagine yourself as one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s little hobbits heading off on their own adventure through Middle Earth? “I think I’m quite ready for another adventure”. (Bilbo Baggins) Perhaps surprisingly, a little slice of…

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Famous Literary Gravesites in London Bookworms Should Visit

Gravesites may not be at the top of everyone’s attraction list but for some, visiting the tombs of the once-famous is one way to connect with them.  It’s not just actors and musicians that have followers wanting to visit their gravesides either, for a long time now people have also…

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