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Bookshelf

Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Lesley Cookman

Alex Brown

Jane Wenham-Jones

Charles Dickens

Geoffrey Chaucer

Noel Coward

Ian Fleming (Kent mentioned numerous times in James Bond)

W. Somerset Maugham

H E Bates

Roald Dahl (lived in Bexley)

H G Wells.

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Corby's Tea Room

18-20 York St

Ramsgate

CT11 9DS

The Vintage Empire

104 High St

Herne Bay

CT6 5LE

The Moat Tea Rooms

67 Burgate

Canterbury

CT1 2HJ

Mulberry's Tea Room

42 The High St

Charing

Ashford

TN27 0HX

Sandhurst Tea Rooms

Tea Rooms

Queen St

Sandhurst

Cranbrook

TN18 5HY

The Honey Pot Cafe & Tea Rooms

4 High St

Shoreham

Sevenoaks TN14 7TD

Kent

Known as The Garden of England, with its many picturesque villages and surroundings, the county of Kent is in the south east of England. Here you will find castles, cathedrals, countryside, coastlines, and cottages. Being the closest part of England to France and the rest of the continent, Kent has both transport and passenger ports, with Dover being the largest. 

Places to visit

 

Canterbury Cathedral, Dover castle and white cliffs, Hever castle, Leeds castle, Chartwell, Dreamland, Ightham Mote, Lullingstone Roman villa.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.