Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ten of the best trips to Canterbury

At the Guardian, John Mullan named a list of ten of the best trips to Canterbury in literature.

One book on the list:
Flashman by George MacDonald Fraser

The pleasure-seeking life of this 19th-century rogue begins in Canterbury. Expelled from Rugby, he thinks to join the army, while wishing to avoid any risk of combat. He chooses the 11th Light Dragoons, who "were at Canterbury, after long service in India, and were unlikely ... to be posted abroad". He makes the most of Canterbury society before a duel and a quarrel over a woman send him to less comfortable climes.
Read about the other entries on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue