Books about Stratfordians
Marie Corelli, Shakespeare's Champion
Walking Stork Publications, 2017, 130pp
Sympathetic portrait, from a feminist perspective, of a famous, fearless and outspoken woman.
A Parson and his Parish: The work of the Reverend George Arbuthnot
Gem Publishing, 2006, 127pp
The energetic and charismatic vicar of Stratford from 1878 to 1908, a period of great change in the town and renovation of Holy Trinity church
James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps: Shakespearean scholar and bookman
Oak Knoll Press, 2001, 612pp
Massive biography of the enigmatic antiquarian book collector, who toward the end of his life engaged in a bitter dispute with Charles Flower over the records in the town archive.
The Mysterious Miss Marie Corelli: Queen of Victorian Bestsellers
Sutton Publishing, 1999, 256pp
Her thirty novels were devoured by millions, but her past was obscured by such a fog of lies and concealment that it was impossible to discover.
Mr Quatremain's Stratford: The romantic image
Herald Press, 1990, 60pp
Profile of the town and its resident artist who for 50 years from 1880 to 1930 painted thousands of charming views of the town and its buildings
Robert Dibdale of Stratford-upon-Avon 1556-1586
Thomas H Band
Bloomfield, 1987, 28pp
Brief account of the man born in Shottery, who attended the Grammar School, and went on to be ordained as a Catholic priest, for which he was brutally executed by the Elizabethan regime
The Dillen: Memories of a man of Stratford-upon-Avon
Elm Tree Books, 1981, 176pp
The story of an ordinary man in Stratford over a century from 1878 to 1978, with insights into the attitudes of people caught in the poverty cycle of ill-fed, deprived childhood, early marriage, a large family and irregular work.
Now Barabbas was a Rotter: The extraordinary life of Marie Corelli
Hamish Hamilton, 1978, 326pp
Extensive biography of the 'most sensational of best-selling novelists, who created for herself such a legendary personality that at one stage in England she was second in fame only to Queen Victoria'.