A very special Wordsworth recital at Rydal Mount

The poet Wordsworth's great great great-granddaughter, Susan Wordsworth Andrew, was recently on a visit to Rydal Mount and read the poem Daffodils, the most famous poem in the English language, to a group of Japanese tourists. One of them said afterwards that although he visited the homes of many famous people, he had never before met any of their families.

Rydal Mount, near Ambleside, is open to the public but is still owned by the Wordsworth family. William Wordsworth regarded the house as his best-loved home, and it was here that he published Daffodils. After his death in 1850, it was here that his widow, Mary, published the epic The Prelude

Saturday 13th of September 2014

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