The Two Saras: Coleridge in Cumbria

(3 customer reviews)


“Reading these books I found was a great way of getting to know more about Coleridge and his life and found out so much more about him and his family.”

Quote from Richard Coleridge

Runner Up for the Bookends Prize for Literature and Poetry in the Lakeland Book of the Year 2021


When Samuel Taylor Coleridge moves to Greta Hall in Cumbria in July 1800 he should have everything he needs: his wife Sara is pregnant again, the house is spacious enough for him to work in undisturbed and he is living close to the Wordsworths in countryside that he loves.
But there is another Sarah up here in the north: Sarah Hutchinson. And as his already shaky marriage begins to fall further apart, Coleridge finds himself drawn more and more to her and the charmed Wordsworth circle…

As a standalone novel or as a companion to Three Extraordinary Years, also by Bethany Askew, this story captures perfectly the life and times of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

3 reviews for The Two Saras: Coleridge in Cumbria

  1. Judy Peters (verified owner)

    Another great read! What a saga and so well depicted with great insight by the author. Such very challenging lives for all concerned but the fruit lives on with the work of the two great poets.

  2. Jeronimé Palmer

    Living at Greta Hall with my children for the past 20 years I’ve always had a sense of following in the footsteps of great women. Bethany has breathed life into those woman and I now walk the long corridors, enter rooms and look out of windows with a deeper understanding of those who have gone before me – Thank you Bethany.
    Jeronime Palmer current owner of Greta Hall – Keswick – The Lakes

  3. Tracy Auton (verified owner)

    I loved this book The Two Saras and was totally glued to each page. Such a lovely read and being reminded of how hard life was at times and how they managed each day with Samuel taking such long trips away from his family in order to complete his writing. Very well written – I didn’t want it to end. Thank you Bethany.

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