“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Not so Bleak House

Here is a fabulous view of our favorite seaside town, Broadstairs—with Charles Dickens' Bleak House in the background as a literary bonus. Sadly we did not have time to go inside when we visited, but we understand it's now available for rental. Wouldn't that be the perfect spot for a Prodigal reunion? Or the perfect setting for a murder mystery...

8 comments:

Lady Who Lunches said...

Oh my! I want to go here! That book was one of the first books I absolutely fell in love (after Roald Dahl, of course!)

Miss Footloose said...

So how are you feeling about becoming "a reluctant tourist" in your own home country?

Reading that in your profile made me think of the time I took a camera around my own home town for the very first time, a small town in the north of Holland, Sneek, where I was born.

As a globetrotting expat living in exotic places it had never occurred to me to "look" at my own birth place.

It ended up a really fun experience! Here's the story on my blog in case you're interested:

http://tinyurl.com/28zt95p

parTea lady said...

That is a great looking seaside town.

Susan Higginbotham said...

Bleak House is my favorite novel--I would love to rent the house at Broadstairs!

Emm said...

What a lovely photo! I would love to visit there, especially as it was your favourite.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Broadstairs is definitely worth a visit -- or a stay and yes, renting Bleak House would be an experience, wouldn't it?
Emm--you're so close, why not go?

Emm said...

I will certainly go one day!!

Carol R said...

I can remember Sunday School outings to this very beach!