It’s been a sunny start to June in Cumbria and what better reason to get out and about and explore the beautiful countryside that inspired
Hugh Walpole contributed to a series of short booklets published in 1928, edited by Dr. Percy Dearmer, of King’s College, London, in which Hugh Walpole writes a deeply intimate autobiographical insight into his his thoughts and feelings towards spirituality and how his faith was formed.
I recently had the great pleasure to be interviewed on the Countrystride podcast about Hugh Walpole’s life and works, especially about Hugh’s time spent living
With the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II this week I looked through my Hugh Walpole collection to see how I could prepare an appropriate article of tribute.
Last week I had the immense pleasure to talk to Ahmed Khalifa. the host of the excellent Dark Fantastic Podcast, about Hugh Walpole’s life and
Perrin and Traill are masters at a grim old-fashioned second-rate boarding public school in Cornwall – Perrin has been there many years and the youthful Traill has just arrived. Antagonism grows between the two turns into active dislike following an unfortunate incident which eventually has devastating consequences.
I recently had the great fortune to acquire an article first printed in 1930 in ‘The Colophon” a limited edition quarterly for book lovers, ,
The supernatural story of how a man’s grief for the recent loss of his friend turns into companionship reaching out from the other side.
As an avid collector of Hugh Walpole books and ephemera it’s always exciting when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes along to acquire personal
For the latter part of his life, Hugh Walpole lived in Brackenburn, a country house on the shores of Derwentwater in The Lake District and
In early 1924 Hugh Walpole was living in London at 24 York Terrace, overlooking Regents Park. By this time he had become the successful author
One of the fascinations of researching and collecting Hugh Walpole’s works is the insights you can get into how the characters and stories of his
Apart from collecting Hugh Walpole’s books, I’ve also taken to tracking down the many magazines that Hugh contributed to – and there were many of
The story of an arrogant 19th-century archdeacon in conflict with other clergy and laity was certain to bring comparisons with Trollope’s Barchester Towers (The Manchester Guardian ’s review was headed “Polchester Towers”), but unlike the earlier work, The Cathedral is wholly uncomic….
The story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet English Cathedral town. There is the Jampot, who is the nurse ; Hamlet, the stray dog ; Uncle Samuel, who paints pictures and is altogether ‘queer’; of course, Mr. and Mrs. Cole, and Aunt Amy.
Hamlet is Jeremy’s dog. This 1923 book is Hugh Walpole’s second volume in his Jeremy semi-autobiographical trilogy (Jeremy and Jeremy at Crale being the others) about a 10 year old boy. It’s the story of Jeremy and his two sisters, Helen and Mary Cole, who grow up in Polchester, a quiet English Cathedral town.
Since it’s nearly Halloween what better time to celebrate the darker side of Hugh Walpole’s writing. Reading some of the many macabre books and short