Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Top Ten - Favorite Places

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Favorite literary places, be there real or imagined!  
There is no particular order for my places...What are your favorite literary places?

Pemberley in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Something about a large English manor home with extensive grounds.  Walking around Chatsworth House in Derbyshire was a dream come true!

New Orleans seen in Midnight Bayou by Nora Roberts.  The old homes, the Latin Quarter and the people of that world just seemed inviting.  

London, at various times, even with all of its muck and putrescence, of Elizabethan era in books by Fiona Buckley and her Ursula Blanchard series, or Sharon Kay Penman’s Justin de Quincy’s series.

Bath in NorthangerAbbey by Jane Austen.  Reading about the Pump Room and the Assembly Rooms, with the concerts and balls, the thought of thousands of candles illumining these various aspects.

Medieval Paris in The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley – the court of Louis XIV and Versailles, Hotel Dieu, just to name a few...

Napa Valley and the Italian vineyard seen in The Villa by Nora Roberts.  I have always wanted to travel to Napa Valley, better yet...own a vineyard and have a B&B there...wouldn’t that be ideal? 

Guernsey Island of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.  It’s a small Channel island off the coast of France (but English) that was brought to life in this gem of a book, populated with quirky people that makes you want to go and discover them for yourself!

New Zealand from The Trespass by Barbara Ewing.  The wild and rugged coastlines, the windswept lands, the coves... this book was rich in description.

The world of East by Eidth Pattou.  This fantasy novel in a far away castle – I guess it’s more of the feeling of the story than actual places...

The Elves world in Once a Hero by Michael Stackpole.  The Elves lived up in an elaborate Treeworld, and I found myself swinging between the trees with the characters.

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