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Footnotes by Peter Fiennes



ISBN: 9781786076298 Category: Tags: ,


‘The premise of this book is simple or that is what it seemed when I started.’ Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past. The journey starts in Dorset shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey. From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies a lyrical foray into the past and a quest to understand Britain through the books journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers. And as Fiennes travels the country and roams across the centuries he wonders: ‘Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask in the company of some of our greatest writers given these restless times.’

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