How Lancashire inspired the greats of British literature
0 Have your say Hard Times, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Lord of the Rings, Jane Eyre – all written by the literary greats and every author behind these classics was influenced and inspired by the towns and cities of Lancashire. Louise Busfield reports Author Charles Dickens visited Preston in 1854 and it was during his time in Lancashire he wrote his famous novel Hard Times.
It tells the story of the plight of the Victorian working class in a mill town.
It is believed the Preston strike of 1853-1854, which closed the cotton mills for seven months, heavily influenced his writing of Hard... read more
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