Spotlight turned on county literary greats

PUBLISHED: 11:36 15 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:01 12 May 2010

A GLIMPSE of Hertfordshire s literary inheritance was given to members of the Royston & District Local History Society. Ann-Marie Parker spoke about the lives of the literary greats from the county, and read extracts from their works. Authors she spoke ab

A GLIMPSE of Hertfordshire's literary inheritance was given to members of the Royston & District Local History Society.

Ann-Marie Parker spoke about the lives of the literary greats from the county, and read extracts from their works.

Authors she spoke about included Anthony Trollope, whose grandfather is buried at Cottered, and Henry Chauncey, who wrote the first history of Herts.

Others in a more modern era included George Orwell, once a resident of Wallington, and George Bernard Shaw.

She spoke, too, about the county's connection with Francis Bacon, Beatrix Potter, Lord Byron, and Charles Lamb.

- Members will be given a talk on the Barrington cement works at next month's meeting on April 5.


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