Dove Cottage was cold and bare upon William and Dorothy's arrival in 1799 and the siblings' first few weeks there were marked by hard work to transform the house into 'comfortable dwelling.'
The next eight and a half years the siblings spent at the little white cottage in Town End are marked by domestic happiness and great literary productivity, Dorothy recording everything in her wonderful Grasmere Journals.
In this talk The Wordsworth Trust will pay homage to the treasure chest of wonderful and ever so current poetry and writings about man, nature, thoughts and society, as well as exploring 21st century ideas.
Our lunchtime lectures start at 1pm in the Lecture Theatre and last approximately 30-45 minutes. They are FREE to attend.