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Berkshire English County
South East
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Buckinghamshire English County
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Cheshire English County
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Cornwall English County South West
County Durham English County
North East
Cumbria English County
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Derbyshire English County
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Devon English County
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Dorset English County South West
East Riding of Yorkshire English County
Yorkshire and the Humber
East Sussex English County
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Essex English County
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Gloucestershire English County
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Greater London English County
Greater Manchester English County
North West
Hampshire English County
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Herefordshire English County
West Midlands
Hertfordshire English County
East of England
Isle of Wight Island South East
Kent English County
South East
Lancashire English County
North West
Leicestershire English County
East Midlands
Lincolnshire English County
East Midlands Yorkshire and the Humber
London City
Merseyside English County
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Norfolk English County
East of England
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Northamptonshire English County
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Northumberland, Eng English County
North East
Nottinghamshire English County
Oxfordshire English County
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Rutlandshire English County
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Shropshire English County
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Somerset English County
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Yorkshire and the Humber
Staffordshire English County
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Suffolk English County
East of England
Surrey English County
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Tyne and Wear English County
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Warwickshire English County
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West Sussex English County
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Eat and Drink »

1698 Beer
Adnams Broadside Beer
Adnams The Bitter Beer
Applewood Cheese Cheese
Arctic Global Warmer Beer
Ashdown Foresters Cheese
Bakewell Tart Pastry A Bakewell tart is an English pastry of jam and almonds from the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire.
Banbury Cake Pastry
Bangers Meat Sausage
Barnsley Bitter Beer
Batemans Triple XB (XXXB) Beer
Batemans Victory Ale Beer
Battered Sausage Meat Sausage
Beacon Fell Traditional Lancashire Cheese Cheese
Bee's Organic Ale Beer
Beenleigh Blue Cheese Cheese
Benedictus Beer
Bishops Finger Beer
Black Adder Beer
Black pudding Cruor Sausage
Black Sheep Best Bitter Beer
Blandford Fly Beer
Bowland Cheese Cheese
Brakspear Bitter Beer
Brakspear Triple Beer
Brandy Snap Wafer Crispy biscuits best eaten with vanilla ice cream or piped cream.
Braughing Sausage Meat Sausage
Brighton Blue Cheese
British Bulldog Beer
Brodie's Prime Beer
Butcombe Gold Beer
Buxton Blue Cheese
Cheshire Cheese Cheese
Chevington Cheese
Combined Harvest Beer
Coquetdale Cheese
Cornish Blue Cheese
Cornish Brie Cheese
Cornish Knocker Beer
Cornish Yarg Cheese
Cottage loaf Bread
Croglin Cheese
Crumpet Bread Roll
Cumberland Sausage Meat Sausage
Dark Star Espresso Beer
Davidstow Cheddar Cheese
Derby Cheese Cheese
Devonshire 10'der' Beer
Dorothy Goodbody's Wholesome Stout Beer
Dorset Blue Vinney Cheese
Dorset Drum Cheese
Double Maxim Beer
Dovedale Cheese Cheese
Duddleswell Cheese Cheese
East Street Cream Beer
English Cheddar Cheese
English Fruitcake Fruitcake
Exmoor Beast Beer
Exmoor Blue Cheese Cheese
Exmoor Gold Beer
Fine Fettle Yorkshire Cheese
Fish and Chips Fish Look for a chip shop or Chippy
Fuller's ESB Beer
Fuller's Golden Pride Beer
Fuller's London Porter Beer
Fuller's London Pride Beer
Fuller's Vintage Ale Beer
Gale's Prize Old Ale Beer
Gevrik Cheese
Gin and Tonic Alcohol
Gloucester Cheese Cheese
Gloucester Old Spot Pork Meat Old Spot Pork is named for Gloucestershire
Greene King Abbot Ale Beer
Harbourne Blue Cheese
Harvest Pale Beer
Harvey's Christmas Ale Beer
Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout Beer
Hereford Pale Ale Beer
Highgate Old Ale Beer
Hobgoblin Beer
Hobsons Postman's Knock Beer
Hog's pudding Meat Sausage
Honey Dew Beer
Honey Spice Triple Beer
Hook Norton Double Stout Beer
J W Lees Bitter Beer
JHB Beer
Keltic Gold Cheese
Lancashire Cheese Cheese
Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese Cheese
Lincolnshire Sausage Meat Sausage
Little Derby Cheese
Little Scotney Pale Ale Beer
Lymeswold Cheese Cheese
Mackeson Stout Beer
Madeira Cake Cake
Maid of Honour Tart The Original Maids Of Honour are from Richmond.
Malt Loaf Fruit Bread
Manchester Sausage Meat Sausage
Manns Brown Ale Beer
Marble Cheese Cheese
Martha's Mild Beer
Meantime Coffee Porter Beer
Meantime India Pale Ale Beer
Meantime London Pale Ale Beer
Meantime London Porter Beer
Meantime London Stout Beer
Mince Pie Pie
Moonraker Beer
Moorhouse's Black Cat Beer
Morrissey Fox Blonde Beer
Newcastle Brown Ale Beer
Newmarket Sausage Meat Sausage
Newport 1665 Cheese
Nightmare Beer
Norbury Blue Cheese
Nottingham Extra Pale Ale Beer
O'Hanlon's Port Stout Beer
Old Empire Beer
Old Freddy Walker Beer
Old Hooky Beer
Old Peculier Beer
Old Slug Porter Beer
Old Tom Strong Ale Beer
Otter Head Beer
Oxford Sausage Meat Sausage
Pale Rider Beer
Parlick Fell Cheese Cheese
Pedigree Beer
Pendle Witches Brew Beer
Proper Job Beer
Red Leicester Cheese
Red Windsor Cheese
Ridgeway Foreign Export Stout Beer
Riggwelter Beer
Ripper Beer
Sage Derby Cheese
Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout Beer
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale Beer
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale Beer
Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter Beer
Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Beer
Sausage roll Meat Sausage
Saveloy Meat Sausage
Scone Sweet Roll, Bun
Sharps Doom Bar Beer
Shropshire Blue Cheese
Smoked Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese Cheese
Sneck Lifter Beer
St Peter's Cream Stout Beer
St Peter's Fruit Beer (Grapefruit) Beer
Staffordshire Cheese Cheese
Stichelton Cheese
Sticky Toffee Pudding Sweet Roll, Bun Dessert
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Strong Suffolk Vintage Ale Beer
Suffolk Gold Cheese
Summer Lightning Beer
Sussex Best Bitter Beer
Sussex Slipcote Cheese
Swaledale Cheese Cheese
Swaledale Ewes' Cheese Cheese
T'Owd Tup Beer
Tanglefoot Beer
Teacake Sweet Roll, Bun
Tesyn Cheese
Thomas Hardy's Ale Beer
Thornbridge Alliance Beer
Thornbridge Bracia Beer
Thornbridge Jaipur Beer
Thornbridge Kipling Beer
Thornbridge Saint Petersberg Beer
Tickle Brain Beer
Timothy Taylor's Landlord Beer
Treacle Tart
Tribute Beer
Union Beer
Wadworth 6X Beer
Waterloo Cheese Cheese
Wells Banana Bread Beer Beer
Wells Bombardier Beer
Wensleydale Cheese Cheese
West Country Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese
White Stilton Cheese Cheese
Wild Boar Terrine Meat Loaf
Wild Hare Beer
Woodforde's Headcracker Beer
Woodforde's Wherry Beer
Worthington's White Shield Beer
Wrekin White Cheese
Yankee Beer
Yorkshire Pudding Bread
Yorkshire Stingo Beer
Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese
Young's Special London Ale Beer

Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
English Channel Marginal Sea
Isles of Scilly Archipelago
Jurassic Coast Coastal Environ
Lake District Natural Environ

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Particulars for England:
Locale Type Country

Demonym: English

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East of England English Region
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South East English Region
South West English Region
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Creative Works »

A Century of our Sea Story Book
Walter James Jeffery
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (book) Book
Mark Twain
A Day Off Book Storm Jameson
A Foreign Office Romance (Short Story) Short Story
Arthur Conan Doyle
A Handful of Dust Book Evelyn Waugh
A Pale View of Hills Book Kazuo Ishiguro
A Room with a View (book) Book E M Forster
A Room with a View (film) Film James Ivory Setting
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal Verfabula Ben Macintyre Setting
A Town Like Alice Book Nevil Shute
A Traveler at Forty Book
Theodore Dreiser
Adam Bede Book George Eliot
Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (book) History Book Ben Macintyre
Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal Verfabula Ben Macintyre "Agent Zigzag" is set in England
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Book Lewis Carrol
American Werewolf in London Film John Landis
Animal Farm (book) Mezzobula George Orwell
Aphrodite: Desperate Mission Book
Jack Olsen
Arcadia Book Jim Crace
Asphodel Book H D
Atonement (book) Novel Ian McEwan
Autumn Term Book Antonia Forest "Autumn Term" is set in Kingscote School for Girls, a fictional girls' boarding school in the fictional Cathedral town of Wade Abbas.
Back Book Henry Green
Birdsong Book Sebastian Faulks
Blaming Book Elizabeth Coles Taylor
Bleak House (book) Book Charles Dickens
Blindness Book Henry Green
Camilla Book Fanny Burney
Captain Corelli's Mandarin Book Louis de Berniers
Carry Me Down Book M J Hyland
Cause for Alarm Book Eric Ambler
Cider with Rosie Book Laurie Lee
Clarissa Makrystoria Samuel Richardson
Cloud Atlas Book David Mitchell
Cranford Book Elizabeth Gaskell
Crash (Ballard book) Novel J G Ballard
Crome Yellow Book Aldous Huxley
David Copperfield (book) Makrystoria Charles Dickens
Day of the Triffids Book John Wyndham
Decline and Fall Book Evelyn Waugh
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Book Douglas Adams
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies Verfabula Ben Macintyre Setting
Dracula (book) Book Bram Stoker
Emma Book Jane Austen
Enduring Love Book Ian McEwan
Erewhon Book Samuel Butler
Evelina Book Fanny Burney
Excellent women Book Barbara Pym
Eyeless in Gaza Novel Aldous Huxley
Far from the Madding Crowd (book) Novel Thomas Hardy
For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond Book
Ben Macintyre Setting
Frankenstein (book) Novel Mary Shelley Setting
Great Expectations (book) Novel Charles Dickens
Hadrian the Seventh Novel Frederick Rolfe
Hamlet, Revenge! Novel Michael Innes "Hamlet, Revenge!" the Lord Chancellor of England is killed during a private production of Hamlet at the fictional Scamnum Court.
Her Privates We Book Frederic Manning
Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy Book Douglas Adams Arthur Dent's house is in a village in England's 'West Country'
House Mother Normal Book B S Johnson
How the Brigadier Triumphed in England (Short Story) Short Story
Arthur Conan Doyle
How the King Held the Brigadier (Short Story) Short Story
Arthur Conan Doyle
Howards End Book E M Forster
In Parenthesis Book David Jones
Indigo (Warner book) Novel Marina Warner
Inside Mr Enderby Book Anthony Burgess
Joseph Andrews Book Henry Fielding
Jude the Obscure Book Thomas Hardy
Kim Book Rudyard Kipling
King Solomon's Mines Book H Rider Haggard
Lady Chatterly's Lover Novel D H Lawrence
Legend (Gemmell book) Novel David Gemmell
Letters Concerning the English Nation (book) Essay Voltaire
Life and Death of Harriett Frean (book) Novel May Sinclair
Line of Beauty Book Alan Hollinghurst
Love in a Cold Climate Book Nancy Mitford
Love in Excess Book Eliza Haywood
Love's Work Book Gillian Rose
Lucky Jim Book Kingsley Amis "Lucky Jim" is set at an unnamed English university, 1950s
Mansfield Park Book Jane Austen
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure: Fanny Hill (book) Novel John Cleland
Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus Novel Alexander Pope
Middlemarch Book George Eliot
Moll Flanders Novel Daniel DeFoe
Murder Must Advertise Novel Dorothy L Sayers
Never Let Me Go (book) Novel Kazuo Ishiguro
New Grub Street Book George Gissing
News From Nowhere Book William Morris
No Laughing Matter Novel Angus Wilson
North and South Book Elizabeth Gaskell
Oliver Twist (book) Novel Charles Dickens
On the Black Hill Book Bruce Chatwin
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II Book Ben Macintyre Setting
Orlando Book Virginia Woolf
Oroonoko Book Aphra Behn
Parade's End Book Ford Madox Ford
Petition of Right (England 1628) Constitutional document
Pilgrimage Book Dorothy Richardson
Possession Book A S Byatt
Pride and Prejudice Book Jane Austen
Quartet in Autumn Book Barbara Pym
Remains of the Day (book) Novel Kazuo Ishiguro
Sense and Sensibility Novel Jane Austen
Silas Marner (book) Novel George Eliot Marner was highly thought of in that little hidden world, known to itself as the church assembling in Lantern Yard (fictional).
Small Island Book Andrea Levy
Sons and Lovers Book D H Lawrence
Summer Will Show Novel Sylvia Townsend Warner
Taken at the Flood (book) Novel
Agatha Christie
Tarr Book Wyndham Lewis
Tenant of Wildfell Hall Book Anne Bronte
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Book Thomas Hardy
Thank You, Jeeves Book P G Wodehouse
The 39 Steps (film) Film Alfred Hitchcock Setting
The Adventures of Caleb Williams Book William Godwin
The Buddha of Suburbia Book Hanif Kureishi
The Castle of Otranto Book Horace Walpole
The Cement Garden Book Ian McEwan
The Country of the Blind Short Story H G Wells
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (book) Novel Mark Haddon
The Darkling Thrush (poem) Poem Thomas Hardy
The Decline and Fall of the House of Windsor Book
Donald Spoto
The Female Quixote Book Charlotte Lennox
The Forsythe Saga Book Series John Galsworthy
The French Lieutenant's Woman Book John Fowles
The Garden of Forking Paths (Short Story) Short Story Jorge Luis Borges Doctor Yu Tsun is a Chinese professor of English living in the United Kingdom during World War I.
The Go-Between Book L P Hartley
The Good Soldier Book Ford Madox Ford
The Grass is Singing Book Doris Lessing
The Haunting Film Robert Wise "The Haunting" exterior scenes were filmed at Ettington Park Hotel, near Ettington, Warwickshire, England
The Heart of the Matter Book Graham Greene
The Island of Dr Moreau Book H G Wells
The Journeying Boy Novel Michael Innes Humphrey Paxton, the son of one of Britain's leading atomic scientist, has taken to carrying a shotgun to 'shoot plotters and blackmailers and spies'. His new tutor, the plodding Mr Thewless, suggests that Humphrey might be overdoing it somewhat.
The King's Yard Book
Walter James Jeffery
The Last Chronicle of Barset Book Anthony Trollope
The Last Word: Tales from the Tip of the Mother Tongue Book
Ben Macintyre Setting
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (book) Novel C S Lewis
The Living and the Dead Book Patrick White
The Midwitch Cuckoos Book John Wyndham
The Mill on the Floss Book George Eliot
The Monk Book Matthew Lewis
The Moonstone (book) Novel Wilkie Collins
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Novel Agatha Christie
The Mysteries of Udolpho Book Ann Radcliffe
The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth Book
Ben Macintyre
The Nine Tailors Novel Dorothy L Sayers
The Old Devils Book Kingsley Amis
The Once and Future King Book T H White Setting
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Book
Charles Dickens "The Pickwick Papers" travels throughout the English countryside by coach
The Radiant Way Book Margaret Drabble
The Rainbow Book D H Lawrence
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Book Mohsin Hamid
The Spy and the Traitor (book) History Book Ben Macintyre
The Stamp Act Law
The Stoic Book
Theodore Dreiser
The Sugar Act Law
The Thirty-Nine Steps (book) Novel John Buchan Setting, May and June 1914
The Time Machine Book H G Wells
The Triple Mirror of the Self Book Zulfikar Ghose Setting
The Unconsoled Book Kazuo Ishiguro
The Unfortunate Traveller Book Thomas Nashe
The Virgin in the Garden Book A S Byatt
The War of the Worlds (book) Novel H G Wells
The Waves Book Virginia Woolf
The Way of All Flesh Book Samuel Butler
The Wings of the Dove Book Henry James
Thomas of Reading Book Thomas Deloney
Through the Looking Glass Book Lewis Carrol
Tom Jones Book Henry Fielding
Tragedy at Law (book) Novel Alfred Gordon Clark
Vathek Novel William Beckford
Water Babies Book Charles Kingsley
Waterland Book Graham Swift
What a Carve Up! (book) Novel Jonathan Coe
What Maisie Knew Book Henry James
White Teeth Book Zadie Smith
Women in Love Book D H Lawrence
Written on the Body (book) Novel Jeanette Winterson

The Darkling Thrush (poem)


I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires.

The land's sharp features seemed to be
The Century's corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I.

At once a voice arose among
The bleak twigs overhead
In a full-hearted evensong
Of joy illimited;
An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.

So little cause for carolings
Of such ecstatic sound
Was written on terrestrial things
Afar or nigh around,
That I could think there trembled through
His happy good-night air
Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew
And I was unaware.


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