Britain at its best: Discovering the delights of Hull, a great British city for pubs

britain at its best discovering the delights of hull a great british city for pubs

Sumary of Britain at its best: Discovering the delights of Hull, a great British city for pubs:

  • Spencer and the dour-looking Royal Station Hotel (immortalised in a 1967 poem where Larkin writes of ‘silence laid like carpet’ and ‘all the salesmen ..
  • The Humber Estuary here feels as wide as the Mississippi, the softly green-tinged waters churning boisterously out into the frigid North Sea beyond..
  • In 1955, Larkin — already a recognised literary figure from his early novels and two collections of poetry, The North Ship and The Less Deceived — moved to Hull to become a librarian at the university, a post he would hold until his death 30 years later….

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