Literary Britain Revisited

This is a long term project, built up bit by bit over the last forty years, which traces the legacy of literature in the British Isles. Its title is a reminder of Bill Brandt’s 1951 book Literary Britain, of which this is a somewhat ironic reworking.

The whole sequence starts with Chaucer and concludes with Harry Potter. Here I have selected a few sections which focus on the legacy of individual writers: Shakespeare, Blake, Austen, Burns, Carroll, Housman and Eliot. (There is also a link to The Brontë Suite, the only part of the work to be exhibited.) More will be added here in due course.

The introductory photograph here is of literary paving stones found in a local builder’s yard.