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Be a poet even in prose

I dawdled at Orca Books for a while on Friday¬†before meeting a friend for lunch¬†and, on a whim, I bought a slightly battered little book, … 419 more words


Wovember Words: Wovember in 1800 and 1801

Greetings WOVEMBERISTS! This morning we hear from Dorothy Wordsworth, whose amazing diaries give a lovely insight into the place of wool in life in the Lake District in the years 1800 and 1801. 547 more words


Wordsworth Free Online Course - Week 4

This final week focuses on William and Dorothy Wordsworth in and around Grasmere.

A short video covering the focus now on Grasmere, Dove Cottage and the daily life of Wordsworth. 893 more words


Wordsworth Free Online Course - Week 3

Week 3 covers Wordsworth’s tale about a shepherd named Michael, and it also looks at Wordsworth’s importance of place.

This video takes us to Greenhead Gill in the Lake District which was the setting for the poem, Michael. 343 more words


Wordsworth Free Online Course - Week 2

This particular week covered “Spots of time”, which included childhood, Education and Memory in the Prelude (Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem).

Here we discover that one of the earliest existing copies of The Prelude began life as a diary bought from a trip in Germany in 1798. 315 more words


Wordsworth Free Online Course - Week 1

These four posts will be a summary of the Futurelearn free course, William Wordsworth, Poetry, People and Place.

All of the course content is online and is a really good way to turn an interest into something more. 814 more words


Book: The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

During my recent visit to UK, I went to the Lake District. Spent a night and a day there. On top of my list of things to do in the Lake District was ‘visiting… 1,534 more words