Sidmouth's Literary Connections

Jane Austen, Conan Doyle, Tolkien, Rupert Brook, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Beatrix Potter, HG Wells.... these are just a few of the eminent authors who have lived or visited Sidmouth over the last 200 plus years.

Now for the first time the legacy is captured in one place.

We are excited to be helping to launch Sidmouth Museum's guide to our literary heritage on day one of the Sidmouth Literary Festival.

Nigel Hyman, the Museum's curator, has created a fascinating story, charting the various names who have visited the town or who took up residence here.

We will be posting more details about the guide and how to get it in a future blog and on the Sidmouth Literary Festival's  home page. Watch this space!