Deal Beach - Explore Kent

Literary Connections

For centuries, White Cliffs Country has inspired many famous writers. Our stunning clifftops, beaches and seascapes, charming towns and villages and meandrous countryside are so quintessentially English and full of history, traditions and beauty. Why not stand in the footsteps of the whimsical authors to see what inspired them, and maybe put pen to paper yourself!

William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Matthew Arnold, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, George Eliot, William Wordsworth, Daniel Defoe, Paul Theroux, William Cobbett, Tom Paine, Robert Bridges, Celia Fiennes, Frances Fyfield... to name a few.

Literary Connections - Deal

Literary Connections - Deal

Description
Over the years, travellers passing through Deal have left us with their observations on the seaside town.
Literary Connections - Dover

Literary Connections - Dover

Description
Over the years, many travellers have passed through on their way to the continent, and some have paused for long enough to give us their impressions.
Literary Connections - Goodnestone

Literary Connections - Goodnestone

Description
The novelist, Jane Austen was a frequent visitor to Goodnestone Park in the 1790s and early years of the 19th century.
Literary Connections - Kingsdown

Literary Connections - Kingsdown

Description
Kingsdown is assumed to be the setting for Ian Fleming's novel, MOONRAKER, published in 1955.
Literary Connections - Sandwich

Literary Connections - Sandwich

Description
Many recent travel writers have been enchanted by the old town of Sandwich.
Literary Connections - St Margaret's

Literary Connections - St Margaret's

Description
The bay seems to hold a special appeal for writers.
Literary Connections - Walmer

Literary Connections - Walmer

Description
Paul Theroux , visiting in 1982, cast a foreigner's eye over Walmer, saying it had 'the smack of a London suburbĀ­ - flower gardens and elderly shoppers'.
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