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John Fowles memorial places in London

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:09 pm
by Muzalewsky
I will visit London at next week and I wold like to visit any places connected with my favorite writer. Do you know any John Fowles adresses in London? Places where he lived or maybe another interesting sites.
If you do not know maybe you can advice how to find this information.

Thank you a lot,
Max, Russia.

Re: John Fowles memorial places in London

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:09 am
by Magusbob
There isn't a lot in London that connects directly to Fowles...the only thing I can think of is a visit to Regent's Park, the setting for the final scene of The Magus. If you take the book with you, it's fun to identify the buildings that are mentioned, and you can even try to determine the specific bench that Nicholas and Alison sit on. If anyone else has London ideas, please chime in.

To really experience Fowles in England, you need to go to Lyme Regis (about three hours south of London by train), where Fowles lived for many years. His home is actually being turned into a bed and breakfast where people can stay (not open yet); however, you can walk the cobb made famous by The French Lieutenant's Woman (and the "undercliff")--I believe a lady is currently offering guided tours. You can also visit the local museum where Fowles was a curator (they have a display on him), etc.

Re: John Fowles memorial places in London

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:43 am
by Muzalewsky
Thank you for your advice; I think we take a walk to Regent's park.

Also we plan to walk in Hampstead and we'll try to find a building of former St. Godric's Secretarial College, where Fowles worked for a decade, and one of his apartments at Church Row, 28 (we took adresses from Fowles journals).

We will appreciate if anybody will give any another idea for Fowles' London;)

As for Lyme Regis it's pity that we can't visit now, but its one of our ideas for future;)