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246 pages
The Lutterworth Press
Paperback (October 2023)
ISBN-13 9780718897246
ISBN-10 0718897242
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Literary Studies
Where All the Ladders Start
A Study of Poems, Poets and the People who Inspired Them
by Julian Lovelock
Who were Shakespeare's 'Friend' and the 'Dark Lady'? Why did Donne risk his life and ruin his career for a seventeen-year-old girl? Why did Wordsworth's sister retire to her bed on his wedding day?
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Julian Lovelock has spent his life in education, as a teacher, headmaster and university lecturer. He is now a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Buckingham, where show more
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List of Illustrations
1. Shakespeare's Sonnets
The 'Friend(s)', the 'Dark Lady' and Anne
2. 'John Donne, Anne Donne, Un-Done'
John Donne and Anne More
3. A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle

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"Where All the Ladders Start moves easily between text and context, teasing out the human interest between the lines. Reflecting too on existing points of critical debate, it will fascinate both show more
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