About us

Founders in 2005 of Storyline Journeys, the highly successful organisation offering unique literary tours for the discerning overseas visitor, Diane Walters and Michael Lamb have a passion for British cultural history. Over several years, Michael & Diane have developed extensive personal contacts with the managements of the UK's best loved literary and historical venues. This has encouraged them to share their passion further by creating this exciting new Society, which now gives those living in the UK the opportunity to see the Literary Greats brought to life.

The Living Literature Society
Diane and Michael with author Lucinda Dickens Hawsley ( Dickens's great, great Granddaughter) following her talk on 'Katey', her critically acclaimed book on the great writer's favourite daughter, a well known artist.

The Society already has a strong following with a very active enthusiastic membership, which is growing through word of mouth.

For over a decade, as directors of a flourishing UK-based organisation for lovers of music and the arts, they organised and hosted memorable cultural events with a difference both in this country and throughout Europe. Many journalists commented on these events, and even those not particularly involved used rewriting services to add a few words about their experience.

Highlights have included the much acclaimed William Wordsworth experience - a weekend organised for twenty-five guests in the Lake District where the great poet grew up - with a specially devised talk given by the director of the Wordsworth Trust on Wordsworth’s autobiographical poem, The Prelude. Equally memorable, was a group Theatre Weekend in Shakespeare’s Stratford upon Avon with good food and wine at a four star hotel. A Royal Shakespeare Company actor injected originality and humour into a fascinating guided tour of Stratford itself, and a superb performance of Henry IV Part 2 completed the weekend.

Storyline Journeys is a member of Tourism South East and works closely with Enjoy England, the National Tourist Board for England. The Directors are also members of English Heritage and The National Trust.