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 Mr Whitton, we meet again

Back in May 2015 I arrived in Grasmere, parked up the van and proceeded to registration.  I was handed an envelope with everything I needed to meet Fred.   741 more words


Bank Holiday Walk from Grasmere

With Christmas day being a Sunday, Tuesday was a Bank Holiday. The weather forecast sounded reasonably promising so we decided to get out for a walk up in the Lakes. 349 more words


The Lake District Chronicles: 2

Exploring Grasmere: Helm Crag and Dove Cottage

During the summer of 2015, I spent a lot of time exploring the Lake District. I was living in Lancaster by myself, and for £10.80 you can get an Explorer ticket, which allows you to travel anywhere in the Lakes and back. 377 more words


Charlotte Smith’s Ethelinde: A Missing Link to Romanticism and the Gothic

This blog might well be titled, “Charlotte Smith, where have you been all my life?” because Smith was a major influence on the development of the early novel, and yet I only just discovered Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806) about a year ago when my friend Ellen Moody began blogging about her. 2,123 more words

Classic Gothic Novels

I didn't wander lonely as a cloud

Anglotopia Day 11 – Lake District – Grasmere & Ambleside

A pilgrimage to the one-time home of William Wordsworth was in order.

Dove Cottage near Grasmere has been kept much as it was in Wordsworth’s day. 721 more words