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Author Alun-Jones, Deborah, author.

Title The wry romance of the literary rectory / Deborah Alun-Jones.

Published New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  820.9 ALUN    AVAILABLE
Physical description 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-200) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Irregular Regularities: Sydney Smith at Foston 22 -- Chapter 2 Turning Chaos into Cosmos: Alfred Tennyson at Somersby 42 -- Chapter 3 An Agreeable Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers at Bluntisham 63 -- Chapter 4 Guardians of that Holy Land: Rupert Brooke at Grantchester 88 -- Chapter 5 A Dream of Beauty: John Betjeman at Farnborough 109 -- Chapter 6 Deep Peace of Wild Places: R. S. Thomas at Manafon 133 -- Chapter 7 Rooms of Verse: George Herbert and Vikram Seth at Bemerton 156 -- Chapter 8 This Entertainment is Inexhaustible: The Benson and de Waal families at Lincoln 174.
Summary In this engaging book, Deborah Alun-Jones selects a range of authors from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, for whom the rectory was either the childhood home that nurtured their creative talent or the place they chose to live as an adult and from which they drew inspiration. Each chapter explores the life of a writer during the time they lived at a particular rectory/ parsonage or vicarage and the effect it had on them.
Subject Authors, English -- Homes and haunts -- Great Britain.
Parsonages -- Great Britain -- History.
Literary landmarks -- Great Britain.
English literature -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780500516775 (hbk.)
0500516774 (hbk.)