The Staffordshire landscape has often inspired writers to include the industry and its effects on workers and the landscape in their works. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) wrote about the Potteries in his novel The Frobishers. Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) born in Staffordshire, set many of his novels around Stoke-on-Trent and the surrounding areas. The Black Country forms the backdrop to many of the novels by Meg Hutchinson (1933 -) whilst Wolverhampton offers a rich diversity of writers, including poet Alfred Noyes (1880-1956) and crime novelist Michael Dibdin (1947 -)
Below you will find a list of some towns and villages of Staffordshire. The places, and their literary connections, are described on separate pages.
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