Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

What will become of the former home of the late Jan Morris, who lived for many years at Trefan Morys with her lifelong partner Elizabeth Tickniss? Jan Morris died in 2020, but that book-laden Welsh farmhouse remains as a shrine to Jan’s creative instincts and a strong marker of her love for Wales.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor’s one-time home at Kalamitsi is a chance to inhabit the very space where a celebrated writer once lived and worked. In our travels, we have run across a number of other instances.

For many years, visitors to Sussex could book to stay in the cottage in Rodmell where Virginia and Leonard Woolf once lived. No longer, unfortunately, though the house is still open to the public, and it’s a chance to see all sorts of memorabilia associated with the couple’s lives. It was of course at Rodmell that Virginia Woolf ended her own life by drowning in 1941.

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This article was published in hidden europe 68.