English Literature on Location
Learn about England’s most renowned authors as you set out an expert-led exploration of the inns, pubs, monuments and natural splendors that inspired their greatest works.
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Program No. 20128RJ
14 days
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At a Glance

Heroines like Elizabeth Bennet and heroes like Oliver Twist. Bedeviling mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple. The “merely realistic dream country” of Wessex created by Thomas Hardy. English literature has given us beloved characters, engrossing stories and indelible scenery. Gain entry to the world of great British authors in the places where they lived, worked, dined and found inspiration.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to one mile per day with some hills. Stairs at historic sites.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey through the Dickensian London of gas lamps and alleys, Hardy’s picturesque Wessex and the atmospheric Dartmoor of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Search for clues on an Agatha Christie-inspired field trip and stay at her favorite hotel.
  • Enjoy a field trip to quaint Lacock, where the BBC’s “Pride and Prejudice” and parts of the Harry Potter movies were filmed.
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Kevin Flude
Kevin Flude lectures on the archaeology, history and museums at Central St. Martins College (University of the Arts, London) the University of Westminster and is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London. He is also the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, a fascinating Museum in Central London. Kevin serves as a study leader for Road Scholar programs, putting to use his deep and broad experience in the museum world gained during his time at the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Oxford’s Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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