Both armchair adventurers and avid travelers will delight in the author’s adventures and insights on literary England.
Apollo, PA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011
Any literary fan knows that setting plays an important role in storytelling. This new book takes readers on a fascinating journey to 16 homes of English writers, recounting each author’s biography, how they used their home or countryside in their stories, and what visitors will find at the home and directions to get there; all are open to the public. Descriptions of village life in Pride and Prejudice and the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights come to life in vivid detail. Both armchair adventurers and avid travelers will delight in the author’s adventures and insights on literary England, a country she’s visited more than 20 times since 1997.
A Dream House lovingly describes the homes and their connections to the literary world from the point of view of a frequent visitor and gardening professional. Included are homes of Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, James Herriot, the Brontes, D.H. Lawrence, Charles Dickens, John Keats, Rudyard Kipling, Henry James and E.F. Benson, Virginia Woolf, Agatha Christie and Thomas Hardy. Among the sights are Austen’s writing table, Wordsworth’s sitting room, Potter’s Hill Top Farm and Herriot’s home and veterinary surgery. The author seamlessly blends biographical background, detailed description and travel tips in this tribute to some of England’s literary giants.
Author Carol Chernega is well-versed in literary England, having worked in Jane Austen’s garden in Chawton after earning the first spot in the International Visitor Program for the Jane Austen Society of North America. She also worked for the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom and the Chawton House Library. Chernega, who owns a garden maintenance business near Pittsburgh, specializes in English gardens and pruning. She’s also the English garden editor of BellaOnline, writing a column on creating an English garden, and has written a booklet on the topic. Learn more at http://www.onegardenatatime.biz.
For more information, visit http://www.adreamhousebook.com
A DREAM HOUSE: EXPLORING THE LITERARY HOMES OF ENGLAND
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-246-0 142 pages $18.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
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