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