The French Lieutenant’s Woman

The Cobb has invited what familiarity breeds for at least seven hundred years, and the real Lymers will never see much more to it than a long claw of old grey wall that flexes itself against the sea.
— John Fowles, opening lines to the French Lieutenant’s Woman.


The Cobb, is the name given to the long curved harbour all in Lyme Regis.

Image: By Lies Thru a Lens (Long Exposure of Lyme Regis) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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