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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.

J R R Tolkien (spent childhood in Birmingham)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (lived here)

The Reverend Awdry (Thomas the Tank Engine)

Lee Child (spent childhood in Birmingham)

Jonathan Coe (The Rotter's Club)

Meera Syal 

Annie Murray

Local directory

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

Places to eat and drink

The English Rose Tea Room

89 High St

Halesowen

B63 3BQ

Lizzie's Farm

Redhill Ln

Bromsgrove

B61 0QG

The Tea Shop Constance Wallace

91A Hewell Rd

Barnt Green

Birmingham

B45 8NL

Manor House Tearooms

115 Wood Ln

Earlswood

Solihull

B94 5JH

Dragon Fly Tea Rooms

Parkridge Centre

Warwick Rd

Solihull

B91 3HW

Edwardian Tea Rooms

Birmingham

B3 3AA

Pigeons Parlour

5 Moreton Ave

Birmingham

B43 7QP

Teas 2 Please

197 Blackhalve Ln

Wolverhampton

WV11 1AH

Tea Room

Moseley Old Hall Ln

Featherstone

Wolverhampton

WV10 7HY

The Garden Room

213 Chester Rd

Sutton Coldfield

B73 5BD

West Midlands

The West Midlands is a heavily populated region, with over 2 million residents, with Birmingham being a major city. Known as 'The Black Country' the West Midlands is known for its history within the mining, wool and metal industries and this is reflected in the many museums and attractions. But alongside that, Birmingham provides trendy shopping, restaurants, and galleries.

Places to visit

 

Black Country Living Museum, Cadbury World, Birmingham Science Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Aston Hall, Bull Ring, Coventry Cathedral. 

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.