Lyme Regis literature fans to celebrate St George’s Day
Some people in the town of Lyme Regis will be marking St George’s Day by resurrecting an ancient English tradition.
The charming coastal town of Lyme Regis is well known for its literary connections, and those currently active in Dorset’s book scene are working hard to ensure an appreciation for fine writing is something which never disappears from the minds of people here. Recently, it was suggested that Lyme mark St George’s Day by resurrecting an ancient English tradition.
Some of the literary community in Lyme Regis think it would be a lovely gesture if, on April 23rd – visitors were encouraged to join in with the old custom, which is still followed today by Spain’s Catalonian community, of gifting a loved one with a rose and a book. With authors like John Fowles and the legendary Jane Austen having drawn inspiration from Lyme Regis over the years, those involved are keen to make the most of the town’s special heritage.
So, if you are thinking of visiting this beautiful spot in 2012, why not look up a Lyme Regis B&B and enjoy a relaxing break in one of the UK’s best destinations?
Published on 01/03/2012.