the book to
of William Shakespeare in London
Walk with William Shakespeare through his world. Enjoy
his plays, poetry and scenes from his life. Visit his home
in Stratford and ramble in the countryside roundabout which
he knew and loved. Roam the Cotswold hills where he probably
taught school and explore the ruins of the Earl of Southampton’s
mansion near Titchfield in Hampshire where he learnt courtly
ways. Spend time in London, the scene of his greatest triumphs
and home of a new Globe theatre. There is still so much of
Shakespeare’s world to discover!
I include detailed maps and full directions for all the walks.
‘Brilliant – one of those books you didn’t
realize you needed – you learn a lot, you get some great
walks, and you stand where Shakespeare stood, literally, which
is a literally awesome thought.’
Emmy and BAFTA winning screenwriter and author.
‘This delightful book takes the reader into the
landscapes of Elizabethan England which Shakespeare knew,
many of which still survive today. It is full of surprises,
and will excite both the armchair traveller and the Shakespeare
lover who wishes to follow in the bard’s footsteps on
the ground – in his native Warwickshire, in the lanes
of his home town, or in the teeming streets of his native
BBC Television presenter and author, 'In Search of
‘This guide is not too topographical, nor too literary
nor too historical, but a nicely balanced tripod of them all.
It calls up your warmest, perhaps sometimes most moving recollections
of the Works and…places.’ Stratford
Herald, May 2005
Walking with William Shakespeare
Paperback. 224 pages. Photographs. Maps. Bibliography. Index.
ISBN (USA) 0-9763539-0-3
ISBN (UK) 9780976353904
Countryside Books, Highfield House, Newbury, Berkshire, England
the book to order on line.
Interior of the Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre, London
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford
Bridge over the River Avon Stratford
Other books in this series -
In the Steps of Jane Austen
15 circular walks visiting
country houses, churches, great estates and elegant
cities she lived in and knew.
In the Steps of Thomas
With Thomas Hardy as your companion you will not only
gain a deeper insight into his work, you will discover
a hidden England