Nottinghamshire's Literary Heritage
Series: Literary Heritage
- Dave Mooney
15th September 2024
In 2015 it was announced that Nottingham would be designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Nottinghamshire is closely associated with world famous literary figures and has been the home to many recognised authors, poets and journalists. This book explores the connections between these figures, their works and places and within the county. Perhaps the most famous Nottinghamshire writers are D. H. Lawrence, associated with the mining community of Eastwood, and Lord Byron’s, whose ancestral home was at Newstead Abbey, but a host of other literary figures are associated with the county, from J. M. Barrie who created Peter Pan and Alan Sillitoe who chronicled post-war working class life in Nottingham, Booker-prize winner Stanley Middleton, 19th century husband and wife team Mary and William Howitt, modern-day author Susanna Clarke, the Victorian mesmerist and writer Spencer T. Hall and many others.
This book explores the fascinating history of Nottinghamshire’s remarkable literary heritage as well as being a guide to the locations where that heritage can still be found.