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Littlestone wrote:
nigelswift wrote:
Elizabeth visited Wordsworth 3 years before she published it.
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Pile of Stone-henge! So proud to hint yet keep
Thy secrets, thou lov'st to stand and hear
The plain resounding to the whirlwind's sweep
Inmate of lonesome Nature's endless year.

William Wordsworth

"He [WW] was much older and more feeble than I had expected, and I had a painful feeling of having intruded upon him. I could almost say I am sorry I went, though I dare say by-and-by I shall be glad."

She set part of the book in Avebury simply because she used to stay each year with a family that lived there for a few years, and the prehistory seen from the garden reminded her of these people who meant a great deal to her. The rest of the novel is set in Newport.

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Posted by VBB
17th September 2010ce

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