This course will mainly cover literature (and music) but will also include some popular history. There are six books chosen – most are quite short, one is a classic and some are modern. There will also be films shown – complete or as excerpts, depending on time. The sessions will be organised to allow some free time for an afternoon walk (or sleep) on one or two days. Films will mainly be after tea or in the evening. The famous Quiz session will end the proceedings. This year I may actually remember the prizes!
From Sunday the 12th of February until the morning of Thursday the 16th of February 2023
This course will focus on
books with a strongly highlighted town or country setting, or in some cases showing a move from
one to the other. There will also be talks on (for instance) rural writing, and we will discuss
what town and country mean to us as individuals, There will also be films, and music and of
course the impossibly eccentric quiz.
There are so many novels, plays and poems falling within this remit that only a few can be fully explored.
There is no supplementary charge for single accommodation on any of our activity breaks, and as normal, we can arrange free transport ( on your day of arrival and on your day of departure ) between the hotel and the bus and railway stations.
Details about all of our activity breaks are readily available - either download a copy from this section, ask for them during you stay, or just telephone the hotel and ask us to forward a programme for whatever activity you are interested in.