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Farringford is being restored, as far as possible, back to how it would have looked when Tennyson lived wrote ...

Farringford is undergoing extensive restoration.  It is being restored, as far as possible, back to how it would have looked when it's most famous resident wrote in the study and gazed at the stars from the rooftop.

Recent Posts

Fiddlededeeism and Impossible

Edward Lear met the Tennysons through their mutual friend Franklin Lushington. Tennyson's sister was married to…

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Fiddlededeeism and ImpossiblePosted: 09 Feb 2021

The Carnivalesque in 'The Princess'

T.S. Eliot once described Tennyson as ‘the saddest of poets’, and we tend to think of him as an austere Victorian patriarch ...…

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The Carnivalesque in 'The Princess'Posted: 27 Jan 2021

Tennyson’s Wild: Animals in Tennyson’s Poetry

Writing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Tennyson’s poetry is about a countryside on the cusp of going into decline ...…

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Tennyson’s Wild: Animals in Tennyson’s PoetryPosted: 09 Dec 2020

Tennyson's Smoking Habit

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, despite his wife’s delicate constitution and dislike of the habit, was a heavy smoker.…

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Tennyson's Smoking HabitPosted: 23 Nov 2020
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