Authors have made Surrey a landscape of fact, fiction and fantasy, from William Cobbett’s accounts of his horseback rides through rural Surrey in the early 19th century to H.G. Well’s Martians terrorising the world from their landing place on Horsell Common.

In 1911, Constance Maud wrote and published No Surrender. The novel depicts the experiences of Jenny Clegg, a Lancashire mill worker, and Mary O’Neill, an upper class girl, who become involved in the Suffrage Movement.

Discover Surrey’s links with Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll, and diarist John Evelyn.

Polish literary and cabaret giant Marian Hemar lived in Coldharbour, find out more about his life and work in Surrey.

Learn about the political writings of William Cobbett, and the life and legacy of RC Sherriff, author of Journey’s End, the most famous First World War play.

Find out more about the lives and works of Surrey gay authors Edward Carpenter, EM Forster, and Beverley Nicholls.

2 Responses to Writers

  1. I am seeking information regarding the Revd A. G. Matthews, resident of Oxted, Surrey. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Jen Noble says:

    I am seeking nformation regarding Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General, in Essex in the 1600s. I know Surrey is not the correct Borough, but I’m not familiar with Essex and Suffolk, so any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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