The Oxford Literary Guide to Great Britain and Ireland by Dorothy Eagle
From Dickens' London and Joyce's Dublin, to Scott's Border Country and the real and imagined Wales of Dylan Thomas, this book is a companion for any journey around Britain and Ireland. Containing curious information and anecdotes, the gazeteer section lists 1,250 towns and villages, including 105 places new to this edition. There are also 137 extra names in the index of over 1,000 authors, including John Betjeman, Roald Dahl and Raymond Chandler. For each place there are details of who lived there, where they lived and what they wrote. There is also an index with biographies of over 1000 writers helping the reader to follow writers from place to place. Designed for planning literary tours anywhere in the British Isles, this book is for anyone with an interest in British literary heritage.