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White Lion Publishing Literary Places White Lion Publishing Literary Places

Literary Places

By Sarah Baxter


Publication Date: March 5, 2019

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Bringing together comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn illustrations especially crafted for this book, The Inspired Traveller’s Guide: Literary Places will take readers on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements and moments.


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 in 500 Railway Journeys.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

ISBN: 9781781318102

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