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Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature by Margaret Drabble
  

Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature

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Writer's Britain: Landscape in Literature by Margaret Drabble

The love of place is endemic in English literature, from the work of the earliest poets and hermits to the suburban celebrations of John Betjeman, covering all varieties of the British rural and urban landscape. This book presents an image of Britain as seen by writers of different regions and periods, and also illuminates the way in which their work has changed our visual attitudes, our taste in landscape and our relation to nature.

About the Author

Margaret Drabble

Dame Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939 and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the author of eighteen novels including A Summer Bird-Cage, The Millstone, The Peppered Moth, The Red Queen, The Sea Lady and most recently, the highly acclaimed The Pure Gold Baby. She has also written biographies, screenplays and was the editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature. She was appointed CBE in 1980, and made DBE in the 2008 Honours list. She was also awarded the 2011 Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature. She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2009

Author

Margaret Drabble

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Author's Website

www.redmood.com/drabble/

Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Literary studies: general

ISBN

9780500514931

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