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Abberley

Abberley   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Village off the A451, SW of Stourport‐on‐Severn, home of the poet William Walsh, friend of Dryden and Addison,

Abbotsford

Abbotsford   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Home (1812–32) of Sir Walter Scott, who transformed the little farm of Clartyhole, once belonging to the

Aber

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Small village 5 m. E of Bangor on the A55. Here Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, had his court

Abercrombie, Lascelles

Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938)   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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(1881–1938),

poet: lives in Dymock 1911–14; teaches at Leeds (University). Emblems of Love 1913.

Abercynon

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Former mining village at the confluence of the rivers Cynon and Taff, 4 m. N of Pontypridd on the A470.

Aberdaron

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Fishing village at the end of the Llŷn peninsula. R. S. Thomas was appointed vicar of Aberdaron in 1967.

Aberdeen

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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The ‘granite city’ on the Don and the Dee, a cathedral and university city and prosperous port on the NE

Aberedw

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Small village on the B4567, 5 m. SE of Builth Wells, in the valley of the Wye. The rocky, wooded

Aberfeldy

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Town on the A924 and the A9, 14 m. SW of Pitlochry. Robert Burns is thought to have written ‘The

Aberfoyle

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Village off the A81, 27 m. N of Glasgow, at the entrance to The Trossachs. A plough hangs in a

Abergavenny

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Market town on the A40 at the confluence of the rivers Gavenny and Usk. In the 19th c. it was

Abergele

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Small coastal resort on the A55, 12 m. E of Llandudno. The Calvinist Methodist minister and writer Robert Ambrose Jones

Abergwili

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Little village on the A40, 2 m. NE of Carmarthen. A minor road leads steeply up to the N and

Aberystwyth

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Seaside resort and university town on Cardigan Bay, on the A487. The National Library of Wales (founded 1907), on

Abingdon

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Old town on the Thames, once the county town of Berkshire, 7 m. S of Oxford on the A34. It

Abinger Hammer

Abinger Hammer   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Village on the A25, 5 m. SW of Dorking. West Hackhurst, the house on the brow of the steep hill

Abney

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Village off the B6001, 3 m. SW of Hathersage. Cockey Farm (½ m. S) was the birthplace in 1750 of

Abse, Dannie

Abse, Dannie (1923– )   Reference library

The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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(1923– ),

poet and memoirist: b. Cardiff; educ. Cardiff and London (Camberwell). Ash on a

Accrington

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Small Lancashire mill town 18 m. N of Manchester. Manchester‐born novelist Jeanette Winterson was adopted and raised here in Accrington,

Achill

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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2009
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Island off the west coast of Ireland and Ireland's largest island. The German novelist Heinrich Böll visited the island in

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