Dreaming of England …

Bill Bryson: Notes from a Small Island

Bill Bryson‘s: Notes from a Small Island are about an American’s love of Britain. After having lived and worked (!) in Britain for twenty years and immediately before going back to the US, Bryson embarks on a last trip around the enchanted island. His aim is to search for the true origin of his deep …

England in Summer

in Summer first kiss and her hand, stormy sea and golden sand. England in Summer the smell of fragrant tea, green meadows and salty sea. Well, yes, England takes you or leaves you alone, for the Earth swallows the dew but never the stone. England in Summer her face in the warm blue sea, so …

English Lanes…

Lanes Oh, English lanes are lovely, and English lanes are long, All greened around with hedgerow, and garlanded with song, And pied with painted wildflowers that draw the honey bee As surely as those winding roads are calling now to me. “Come back again”, they whisper, in rustling, leafy tones – And see the sun-striped …

Laurie Lee…

Village Christmas From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons. Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout his life until, many years later, he returned for good. This collection …

Shakespeare’s Page…

This This royal throne of kings, this scept’red isle,This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,This other Eden, demi-paradise,This fortress built by Nature for herselfAgainst infection and the hand of war,This happy breed of men, this little world,This precious stone set in the silver sea,Which serves it in the office of a wall,Or as a …