Turkish baths in fiction:
notes on some of the baths that are imaginary,
and on some of the ones that are real

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Adams, Nene - The Madonna of the Sorrows     Saki - The Chronicles of Clovis
Bartlett, Neil - Mr Clive and Mr Page     Thorne, Guy - When it was dark
Galsworthy, John - In Chancery     Waugh, Alec - Kept
Ibbotson, Eva - Morning gift     You are here
Moore, George - Esther Waters     Wilson, AN - Daughters of Albion
Rita - The mystery of a Turkish bath    
Doyle, Arthur Conan - Sherlock Holmes     Trollope, Anthony - The Turkish bath
Hornung, EW - The chest of silver     Woodhouse, PG - Psmith in the City
Joyce, James - Ulysses    



A mental marriage

A mental marriageLimpley StokeThe setting for part of Gertie de S Wentworth-James's novel A mental marriage is a hydro which she calls Dimpley Oak. This is based on the West of England Hydropathic Estab-lishment at Limpley Stoke, near Bath, in the mid-1920s.

Clearly, the management of the hydro was not displeased for it included a quotation in its prospectus, remarking that there were also references in various other novels. (Anyone know any others?)

The building, after a number of changes, is now the home of Limpley Stoke Hotel.

A Mental marriage Gertie de S Wentworth-James (Hurst & Blackett, 1926)

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