Maureen McCue is a writer, literary scholar and cultural historian, specialising in Romantic-period Britain. Her first book explores the Romantic reception of Italian medieval and Renaissance art. She is currently writing a book on eighteenth-century women artists. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow and has taught literature and writing classes in the UK for over a decade.
In the century before Forster’s novel was published, travel underwent a radical transformation. Routes were standardised, the first guidebooks were published and group trips were organised. So, what did people do before Baedeker?