Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

"Day set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone; The massive towers, the donjon keep, The flanking walls that round them sweep, In yellow lustre shone"

Witley Court, Worcestershire

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

The king was conducted to the castle with great pomp, and Fouquet saw him dismount under the portcullis, and say something in the ear of D'Artagnan, who held his stirrup.

Quistinic, Britanny

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

A Connecticut Yankee by Mark Twain

Hardly a month went by without one of these tramps arriving; and generally loaded with a tale about some princess or other wanting help to get her out of some far-away castle where she was held in captivity by a lawless scoundrel, usually a giant.

Holkham Beach, Norfolk