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01.06.2017

Shelley's friend and biographer, Thomas Jefferson Hogg

by Nick Smith   “I have fifty days to live …” So begins the ‘Hoggblog’ in my novel, Drowned Hogg Day, just published by Justin Roseland Books. My narrator/blogger, Alex Hogg, is convinced that he will drown on 30th December 2016 and he sets himself the task of chronicling the last fifty days of his […]

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18.05.2017

The healing power of images in Wordsworth

by Rodger Kamenetz At the beginning of the nineteenth century, William Wordsworth, who was keenly interested in psychology, began looking into the power of images to heal psychological damage. His quest was quite personal, in fact it was a matter of life and death to him. Like many young English people in his generation he […]

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09.05.2017

A Fairtrade Walk: In the footsteps of Wordsworth and Clarkson

by John Coombe  On 15 April 2017, John Coombe (Deputy Visitor Experience Manager) took part in a special walk from Pooley Bridge to Dove Cottage, which celebrated an important Wordsworthian anniversary and the International Festival of Fairtrade Walks. Here, he explains more about the event and its importance. There were 3 particular reasons why we […]

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04.05.2017

In the footsteps of the Shelleys: Switzerland and Mont Blanc

by Anna Mercer In June 2016 I made a pilgrimage to an area in Europe known for its sublime scenery. I have read so much about the snowy peaks of the Alps and the shores of Lake Geneva, primarily from two sources that figure in my life because of my PhD research at the University […]

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25.04.2017

Open to everyone: The Wordsworth Winter School

Every year since 1983 , around 50 students, academics and poetry lovers have come together to immerse themselves in the poetry of Wordsworth in the landscape which inspired him.  This blog is by Stephen Gill, who has been involved in the event for a long time, and is passionate about opening up this special experience to […]

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20.04.2017

‘’Huge and blackbearded and ferocious’’: Byron’’s manservant Tita Falcieri

by Claudia Oliver If there is one thing I have learnt about my ancestor Giovanni Battista Falcieri, as I have worked on my biography of him and the film script that seeks to bring his story to life, it is that he was an absolute nightmare to live with. He had the Italian temperament, of […]

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10.04.2017

Wordsworth in Leicestershire

by Jeanne Rae Coleorton is an unremarkable village in North West Leicestershire, where the landscape was defined for almost 500 years by a coal industry that’s long since gone. The old colliery site has been planted over by the National Forest and Coleorton Hall, a Grade II listed building that once hosted a buzzing hive […]

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07.04.2017

The winners of the 2017 Wordsworth birthday poetry competition

We had so many great entries for this it was really hard to come up with a shortlist, and our judge Jenny Uglow had an even tougher task coming up with a winner.  As she said, “The shortlisted poems were fascinating, technically and in their subject matter. For almost all the writers spots of time rightly […]

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