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A Rose Cottage Interior
High summer, and one of Elizabeth’s novels beckons like a hammock slung in the shade.
So many to choose from. Will you accompany her over the heather of a Scottish mountain, gaze upon the ruins of a castle reflected in a loch? Or would you prefer the blue and purple of the sea beside the rugged cliffs of Pembrokeshire, rowing into bays to hear the seals sing?
Maybe a green shade is your desire, seen from the heat and bustle of the modern world that is your daily grind. A garden in sight of the sea, marshes and mewling of gulls, that tang of estuary life. Mature trees in a walled garden and the murmur of conversation echoing the surge of the waves.
I think it’s time I spent some time down “in the sea marshes of Hampshire” with a long suffering grandmother that I know. I’ll have David’s old room, which “looked east across a level stretch of feathery rushes to The Estuary and The Island. It was very small, built out over the porch in the eighteenth century style, and in cold weather could be very cold indeed”
However you plan to spend your summer, find time to explore a little of Elizabeth’s best loved countryside, inside the pages of her wonderful books.
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This site is being set up and run with the help and cooperation of some of the people who have grown to love the talented shy author of a collection of literary gems, most of which go unnoticed by the mass of society today. This she would accept with a humble gratitude, content with the success she achieved in her lifetime.
“This site has been established with the support of the Trustees of Elizabeth's Estate. The content of the site is, however, the sole responsibility of its contributors.” Mark Dutton.
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A glimpse through a window revealing a Rose Cottage interior.