British Author House Museums and Other Memorials

A Guide to Sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales


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About the Book

The most celebrated authors of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are immortalized not only in their writing but also in the museums, libraries, and other memorials dedicated in their honor. Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author’s life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler’s convenience. The text is illustrated with photographs from these historic and literary homes, libraries, and other important memorial locations. Postage stamps commemorating the writers are also included.

About the Author(s)

Retired English teacher Shirley Hoover Biggers, also the author of American Author Houses, Museums, Memorials, and Libraries (2000), has made several trips across the Atlantic to most of these author memorials. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bibliographic Details

Shirley Hoover Biggers
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 392
Bibliographic Info: 311 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1268-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0022-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     3
The Authors     7
Index     383