Jane Austen’s Birthplace, Steventon,UK

I know what you're going say about the photograph below. "That is not the birthplace of Jane Austen, Wordlander. That...is a field." Photo of field with arrow indicating location of house where Jane Austen was born And yes it is indeed a field. Because unfortunately, the original rectory of Steventon where Jane Austen was born... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Comfort Book?

We all have at least one (possibly more) book we go back to again and again. One we've read so much the cover has fallen off. One we know back to front and sideways. One where the characters are like our friends and family, so real that if they turned up on the doorstep tomorrow,... Continue Reading →

Why Writing Needs “Alone Time”

If you're a writer, you're going to spend a good bit of time on your own. It's a cliche to say writers are introverts - but it's true to say you've got to be comfortable in your own company. Society isn't exactly understanding of this though. So if you want to be a writer you'll... Continue Reading →

C.S Lewis’ Grave, Headington, Oxford

C.S. Lewis is best known for his Chronicles of Narnia, with "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe", being a perennial childhood favourite. He's buried in a small church graveyard, tucked away in what was probably once a village but has now been swallowed up into the Oxford suburbs. A handy sign points you to... Continue Reading →

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