Between the Covers - Winchester in Literature
Winchester Cathedral Box Office
A dramatised walk as part of the Winchester Festival
Address:The Visitors' Centre
Contact Information:01962 857276
Open hours:Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
We all know the real life Winchester. But what about the fictional one? A surprising number of writers have used Winchester as a setting for their books. Come on a walk with Winchester Tourist Guides and hear what has been said about the city in novels, poems and even a song or two. There is hardly a mention of Jane Austen, but plenty of other famous authors including Bernard Cornwell, Ellis Peters, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ken Follett and John Betjeman. Not to mention some science fiction, a 1970s thriller and a Saxon chant.
Tickets from the Cathedral Box Office.