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ISBN: 9780857042156
AUTHOR: Terry Townsend
Once Upon A Pint
Once Upon A Pint
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Most people enjoy visiting old inns simply because they feel a vague sense of history. This pleasure can be greatly enhanced if a few facts are known about its past. Every county in England has its share of literary pubs and inns but the southern counties are particularly blessed.

This book is a literary pub crawl around two of England’s most beautiful and least spoilt shires, Dorset and Somerset, following in the steps of famous and lesser known writers.

Here are town pubs, country pubs, village pubs, riverside pubs and seaside pubs all with one thing in common; they have been immortalised by association with books or writers. Among the many characters you will meet along the way are Lorna Doone, Sam Weller, Inspector Morse, Tess of the d’Urber villes , Barry Lyndon, The Ancient Mariner, Anne Elliot and her Captain Wentworth, The French Lieutenant's Woman. The Mayor of Casterbridge and a Poet Laureate turned thriller writer.

The literary pilgrimage has long been accepted as a good excuse to travel. Now, if you need it, you also have a good excuse to pop down the pub.

Illustrated throughout in colour, this handy new hardback is the essential guide to more than fifty of the most characterful hostelries in the fair counties of Dorset and Somerset and their famous literary links. Cheers and good reading!

Retired graphic designer Terry Townsend has combined his life-long interests in English Literature and English pubs to produce this reader’s guide to those twin sources of delight and amusement. Terry lives in Dorset with his wife Carol and their cat Smudge.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85704 215 6, hardback, 210x148mm, 128 pages. Published September 2013.

Pints & PulpitsPints & Pulpits - £9.99
Distributed across Devon, this collection of intriguing inns has been described as one of the glories of the county. Terry Townsend explores the seemingly improbable marriage between the village pub and parish church.
Wiltshire's Haunted Pubs & InnsWiltshire's Haunted Pubs & Inns - £9.99
Wiltshire is weird and wonderful in equal measure. Unexplained mysteries crowd one upon another; crop circles, stone circles, UFOs and circulating stories of the supernatural.This book by Terry Townsend is essentially a paranormal pub crawl providing a window into this eerie world by exploring twenty-seven of the county’s most haunted hostelries.
More Dorset Smugglers' PubsMore Dorset Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Historian and author Terry Townsend has once again travelled to towns, villages and hamlets across his home county seeking ‘more’ of the authentic pubs patronised over two and a half centuries ago by Dorset smugglers.
East Devon Smugglers' PubsEast Devon Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This superbly illustrated guide by Terry Townsend follows smugglers’ trails revealing contraband landing beaches, secret hiding places and grand homes of aristocrats who helped finance the unlawful activities.
East Sussex Smugglers' PubsEast Sussex Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Terry Townsend, who has written extensively on this subject, has identified a significant number of authentic Smugglers’ pubs distributed throughout East Sussex. The events actually occurring during the smuggling heyday provide stories every bit as wild as any to be imagined.
Suffolk Smugglers' PubsSuffolk Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Terry Townsend explores smuggling connections of Suffolk down the whole of the eastern seaboard from the northern border with Norfolk to the southern border with Essex. It is a guide to a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two and a half centuries ago by Suffolk smugglers.
East Cornwall Smugglers' PubsEast Cornwall Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
The fascinating story of smuggling in East Cornwall is revealed here in this superbly illustrated guide by Terry Townsend, through visits to eighteen authentic inns and taverns frequented by the old time free traders.
West Cornwall Smugglers' PubsWest Cornwall Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This superbly-illustrated guide from Terry Townsend features authentic pubs from St Ives to Falmouth patronised over two centuries ago by Cornish ‘free traders’. In these wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places one can sense the desperate days of smuggling’s golden era.
Isle of Wight Smugglers' PubsIsle of Wight Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This copiously illustrated guide by Terry Townsend features a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two centuries ago by Isle of Wight smugglers. These wonderful old buildings with their low-beamed ceilings, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and secret hiding places are where, with a little imagination, one can sense the desperate days of smuggling’s golden era.
Hampshire Smugglers' PubsHampshire Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
This lively guide by Terry Townsend will lead you to a significant number of authentic pubs patronised over two centuries ago by Hampshire smugglers, where you can experience directly a sometimes unexpected slice of the county’s colourful history.
Dorset Smugglers' PubsDorset Smugglers' Pubs - £9.99
Drawing on jail records, Customs’ reports, contemporary newspaper articles and eye witness accounts, the story of smuggling in Dorset is revealed by Terry Townsend through the history of the pubs that served as meeting places, recruitment centres, secret storage facilities, distribution depots and valued customers.
 
 
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