Inspired Traveller’s Guides: Literary Places takes you on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements and moments – brought to life through comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn artwork.
Travel journalist Sarah Baxter provides comprehensive and atmospheric outlines of the history and culture of 25 literary places around the globe, as well as how they intersect with the lives of the authors and the works that make them significant. Full-page colour illustrations instantly transport you to each location. You’ll find that these places are not just backdrops to the tales told, but characters in their own right.
Travel to the sun-scorched plains of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff or view Central Park through the eyes of J.D. Salinger’s antihero. Explore the lush and languid backwaters of Arundhati Roy’s Kerala, the imposing precipice of Joan Lindsay’s Hanging Rock and the labyrinthine streets and sewers of Victor Hugo’s Paris.
Featured locations: Paris, Les Miserables Dublin, Ulysses Florence, A Room with a View Naples, My Brilliant Friend Berlin, Berlin Alexanderplatz Nordland, Growth of the Soil St Petersburg, Crime and Punishment Sierra de Guadarrama, For Whom the Bell Tolls La Mancha, Don Quixote Davos, The Magic Mountain Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion London, Oliver Twist Yorkshire Moors, Wuthering Heights Cairo, Palace Walk Soweto, Burger's Daughter Kerala, The God of Small Things Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), The Quiet American Kabul, The Kite Runner Hanging Rock, Picnic at Hanging Rock New York, The Catcher in the Rye Monterey, Cannery Row Mississippi River, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Monroeville, To Kill a Mockingbird Cartagena, Love in the Time of Cholera Chile, The House of the Spirits
Delve into this book to discover some of the world’s most fascinating literary places and the novels that celebrate them.
Each book in the Inspired Traveller's Guides series offers readers a fascinating, informative and charmingly illustrated guide to must-visit destinations round the globe. Also from this series, explore intriguing: Artistic Places (March 2021), Spiritual Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.
About the Author
Sarah Baxter grew up in Norfolk, England and now lives in Bath. Her passion for travel and the great outdoors saw her traverse Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States before settling into a writing career. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has also written extensively on travel for a diverse range of other publications, including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent newspapers. Sarah has also contributed to more than a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks.
Amy Grimes is an illustrator based in London. Drawing inspiration from nature and the natural world, Amy’s work often features bright and bold illustrated motifs, floral icons and leafy landscapes. As well as working on commissioned illustrations, Amy also sells prints, textiles and stationery under the brand of Hello Grimes.
Sarah is the author of the first book in the Inspired Traveller’s Guide series, Spiritual Places, as well as A History of the World in 500 Walks and A History of the World in500 Railway Journeys.
"A slam-dunk for bibliophile armchair travelers."—Booklist