Heritage Open Days: Bookworm Tour of Rectory Lane Cemetery’s Literati
Discover the passions and publications of Berkhamsted’s past writers, long deceased, in the company of the renowned publisher, writer, polymath and historical personality William Longman.
Berkhamsted is a literary town now and in the past. Victorian publisher William Longman will share his life of letters and lead you on a tour of the graves of others who put pen to paper, but who are long consigned to (book) worms. Their writing encompassed almost every subject – from guns to roses, gambling to travelling, local history to far-flung wars, poetry to polemics, women’s role to mechanics.