Links between our landscape and literature
From the London suburbs, through the rolling Cotswolds, and out to the rugged coastline of western Scotland - the UK's landscape has influenced authors for centuries. In turn, their literary works have helped define how we think of Britain both culturally and geographically.
In a new exhibition, Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, the British Library is examining how our landscapes have permeated 150 great literary works - influencing and shaping writers' proses.
Take a look at just a few of the featured manuscripts - with curator Jamie Andrews.Continue reading the main story
Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands can be seen at the British Library from 11 May to 25 September 2012.
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Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 9 May 2012.
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