East Midlands

    Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire: Lord Byron

    ‘…It lies perhaps a little low, Because the monks preferred a hill behind To shelter their devotion from the wind.’ LORD BYRON (1788-1824) Lord Byron was one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement, embodying a lifestyle of brilliance and lasciviousness. The phrase ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ was coined for him, and […]


    Eastwood, Nottinghamshire: DH Lawrence

     ‘The Country of My Heart’  The book that inspired this walk…Sons & Lovers (1913) My English teacher told me that no-one remained a DH Lawrence fan beyond their twenties and, although in a sense he was right, he was somewhat dismissing our adulation of him in our late teens. And it really never was all […]