Novel Landscapes

Photos inspired by my favourite novels from Brideshead Revisited to Pride and Prejudice to encourage you to discover them yourelf. See the full series below!

The Scarlet Pimpernel

No. 1 : The Scarlet Pimpernel

No. 2 : The House at Pooh Corner

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"The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mademoiselle,"

he said at last "is the name of a humble English wayside flower; but it is also the name chosen to hide the identity of the best and bravest man in all the world, so that he may better succeed in accomplishing the noble task he has set himself to do. "

 

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness D'Orzy tells the story of the hidden identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel, a brave league of Englishmen, determined to save the French aristocracy from the Guillotine during the reign of terror in Paris 1792. Using various disguises, he manages to help them escape to safety but who is the man behind the fascade?

 

 

"But, of course, it isn't really Good-bye, because the Forest will always be there... and anybody who is Friendly with Bears can find it."

 

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The House at Pooh Corner is the second in the Winnie-the-Pooh series by A.A.Milne, following the adventures of Christopher Robin and his bear companion,

Winnie-the-Pooh. They continue their journey with Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore and Tigger in the Hundred Acre Wood as they see what the forest has waiting for them to discover.

No. 3: The Beach Hut Next Door

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"Fifty-seven huts, painted in ice-cream colours, some imaculate, some dilapidated; some tiny, with barely room for a bucket and spade ; others sprawling and substantial. You wouldn't walk past them and not want to be inside one; to share the heavenly luxury of falling asleep and waking up with the sandy shore on your doorstep, and the sea itself only a few feet beyond that."

 

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The Beach Hut Next Door by Veronica Henry follows the lives of the people who populate the beach huts at Everdene. We follow the lives of Elodie, Vince, and others as their lives weave together with their loves, losses and stories which bring them back to the sea.

No. 4 : Brideshead Revisited

No. 5 : Pride and Prejudice

No. 6 : The Other Boleyn Girl

Brideshead Revisited

 

" 'Why is this house called a "Castle"?'

 

'It used to be one until they moved it.'

 

'What can you mean?'

 

'Just that. We had a castle a mile away down by the village. Then we took a fancy to the valley and pulled the castle down, carted the stones up here, and built a new house. I'm glad they did, aren't you.'

 

'If it was mine I'd never live anywhere else.'"

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Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh is told through the eyes of Charles Ryder, who observes the life of the upper class Marchmain family after meeting his friend, Sebastian at Oxford University. Through his visits to their extraordinary home, Brideshead Castle, he grows closer to them and discover the dark secrets hidden behind the beautiful facade.

 

"They gradually ascended for a half-a-mile, and then found themselves at the top of a considerable eminence, where the wood ceased, and the eye was instantly caught by Pemberley House, situated on the opposite side of a valley, into which the road with some abruptness wound. It was a large, handsome stone building, standing well on rising ground, and back by a ridge of high woody hills; and in front, a stream of some natural importance was swelled into greater, but without any articial appearance. Its banks were neither formal nor falseley adorned. Elizabeth was delighted."

 

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen follows the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennett and their five daughters - Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty, Lydia - as they find their way to finding a suitable husband to wed. There are many barriers in the way but will they have find the perfect man?

Pride and Prejudice The Other Boleyn Girl

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My father rode in quiet satisfied silence when the road took us onto our own land, downhill, through Edenbridge, and through the wet meadowlands towards Hever. The horses went slower as the going grew heavier on the damp road, but my father was patient now we were nearing our estate. It had been his father's house before it was his; but it went no further back in our family than that...'

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory is a historical novel that that tells the story of Mary Boleyn, sister of King Henry VIII's second wife, Anne. It vividly depicts Tudor court life, and follows the Howard's constant pressing need to be in favour with the king from when Mary is thirteen to the day when her sister is beheaded.

No. 7 : The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunch Back of Notre Dame

 

"'The church of Notre-Dame de Paris is still no doubt, a majestic and sublime edifice. But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer..."

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Set in 13th century Paris, The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo tells the story of the bell ringer of the Cathedral de Notre Dame, Quasimodo, and his relationship with a gypsy street dancer, Esmeralda. It brings the life the world of Paris in 1482, but also tackles issues surrounding how people are treated if they are different to everyone else.