England’s Lost Eden: Adventures in a Victorian Utopia

England’s Lost Eden: Adventures in a Victorian Utopia by Philip Hoare

(Fourth Estate, 2005)

Gathering her followers in the darkness of the mythic forest, a self-proclaimed female Christ becomes the focus of an apocalyptic Victorian bohemia.

‘No one who is interested in the complexity of our society…could fail to be thrilled and quite possibly entranced by this remarkable volume’.
Robert McCrum, The Observer.

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4.00 am: the sea tonight is full of strange noises, the darkest it's ever been 'What seest thou else In the dark a… t.co/JDCiS0lfzL

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4 am: the sea gently sways like dark silver; imaginary, insistent: it wants to take me away

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5 am: no one has any idea of the sea; it only pretends to be there

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Pat de Groot, my sea lady, had a remarkable history with the ocean; her great-grandparents were the elderly Jewish… t.co/sAIdcl1DsT

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a long time ago and far away, I wrote three books in this place; at spring tide, the sea ran under this house t.co/zorxd30TIR

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