Lake District

Where Did Hugh Walpole Live? A Guide To His Domestic Dwellings & Literary Lodgings.

Brackenburn, Manesty Park, Nr. Keswick

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 held a flat in Piccadilly as his London base. During his childhood and through his rise to fame however, he lived in quite a few places. His early days saw …

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From Conception To Publication: The Story Behind Hugh Walpole’s Herries Chronicles.

The Herries Chronicles Family Tree - Hugh Walpole

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 novels were formed.  Many of these insights arise in magazine articles, forewards of other books, ephemera and various books of essays and interviews. This week I managed to track down …

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Hugh Walpole Celebrates ‘Wonderful West Cumberland’

A view over Derwentwater near Keswick, Cumbria, Lake District

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 those both in the UK and America. In 1936 Whitehaven News Limited published a magazine called ‘Wonderful West Cumberland, The glories of its Mountains, Lakes & Sea’  and as one …

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