I’ll be honest. I’m not the biggest literary buff in the world, but my trip to Dove Cottage and the archive library next door, I was pretty giddy. Our wonderful curator, Jeff Cowton, sat down with us for about an hour and talked to us about Wordsworth’s books and life and the history that went into a lot of the writings. I even got to read a little bit from one of the first copies Lyrical Ballads!!

It may not seem that intriguing, but it’s interesting to learn about how books are bound and what kind of materials were used in the past for book covers. A book is pretty fascinating when you think of all the work it takes to make one.

Anyway, this is my literary side geeking out right now. This place was great. And really informative and educational. Check it out.

The Wordsworth Trust

Dove Cottage