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Sidmouth's Literary Connections

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Jane Austen had a romantic attachment. Elizabeth Barrett was lulled to sleep by the noise of the sea. JRR Tolkien found the inspiration to continue writing Lord of the Rings. Rupert Brooke wrote a poem for his new young love. Beatrix Potter wrote about a pig. John Betjeman wrote a poem Still Sidmouth. RF Delderfield spent his later years here. Stephen Fry wrote about the town whilst filming Jeeves and Wooster. HG Wells brought a lady friend to a boarding house but signed in as Mr and Mrs Wells. He had a walk on the front which resulted in a famous short story. Arthur Conan Doyle played cricket twice but without success and there are 32 other poets and authors.. The guide includes a map to find where they lived or visited.

Revised and enlarged edition Published 2020 57pp A5 softback ISBN 978-1-9162134-0-1

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