Three Extraordinary Years: The Coleridges at Stowey

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived in the tiny village of Nether Stowey in Somerset for three years. Visitors to this unassuming cottage in Lime Street included people we now think of as giants in English literature: William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt.
Written as a novel, this book explores the ways in which Coleridge’s relationships with his wife Sara and the Wordsworths shaped his work and gave us some of the most beautiful poems in the English language.
This is a story that has everything: romance, friendship, jealousy, poetry, tragedy, rivalries, even the hint of incest. A true story that has been waiting to be brought to life again…

Companion novel to Three Extraordinary years, the non-identical twin, if you will, is “The Two Saras: Coleridge in Cumbria” which covers the four years that Coleridge lived at Greta Hall, Keswick.

While either book may be read independently, you may wish to read both books.

3 reviews for Three Extraordinary Years: The Coleridges at Stowey

  1. Tracy Auton (verified owner)

    I just wanted say how much I enjoyed reading Three Extraordinary Years: The Coleridges at Stowey – its been a really interesting read. I was glued to this book and didn’t want it to end. Life was certainly very hard for some and at times very challenging when bringing up a young family. Ive enjoyed this book so much I intend to read the sequel ‘The Two Saras’. I can definitely recommend this read. Thank you Bethany

  2. Judy Peters (verified owner)

    A great read! Amazing insight into the three prolific years in the life of an outstanding poet. Set amidst the stunning countryside, life was challenging in the utmost for Coleridge and his family. Very compulsive reading and read it in a day! Very well done Bethany. Looking forward to the sequel!

  3. Sandra LINFORD (verified owner)

    I have thoroughly enjoyed Bethany’s book about Coleridge whilst at Stowey which was very enlightening of his character and life. I was also very interested to learn that it was while living at the cottage he wrote some of his best works. Highly recommended!

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