Today I have something a little different for you today. Literary Landscapes – Charting The Real-Life Settings of The World’s Favourite Fiction Editor John Sutherland, this is a book that will appeal to so many readers and I am delighted to be part of the Blog Tour. My thanks to Alison Menzies for the invite to take part. So I am delighted to be sharing the synopsis, I have a fun quiz and don’t forget to check out the details of the Giveaway for a copy of this book.
This is a gorgeous looking book and one that I would absolutely love. It’s available in Hardcover,due to be published on 25th October. You can buy this book from Amazon UK or good book shops.
Celebrating the most memorable realist landscapes in classic and contemporary fiction
Literary Landscapes draws together those well-loved authors who are synonymous with a place and time, celebrating Hardy’s Wessex, Joyce’s Dublin and Du Maurier’s Cornwall. It comes right up to date with recent bestsellers, such as Eleanor Catton’s Booker Prize winning The Luminaries, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City and Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend. Its charm lies in the way these favourites are interspersed with the unfamiliar, providing much to explore.
Led by John Sutherland, a team of specialist literary critics have contributed individual essays on over 70 literary novels where landscape is as central to the tale as any character, and just as easily recognized. Entries are beautifully illustrated with archive material, original artworks, maps and photographs. International in breadth and scope, Literary Landscapes is an enchanting read that book lovers will not be able to resist dipping into.
Now for the something different and just for fun…
Time to get your thinking caps on for the Literary Landscapes Quiz
Inspired by some of the novels celebrated in Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World’s Favourite Fiction, here’s a quick quiz on literary geography:
- Which seaside town is crucial to the plot of Jane Austen’s Persuasion and John Fowles’ French Lieutenant’s Woman?
- Jean Valjean is the good ex-convict in which Victor Hugo novel – also a successful Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
- On which river do Huckleberry Finn’s adventures take place?
- Which Joyce novel is so closely associated with Dublin that it is celebrated there each year on Bloomsday?
- Who immortalised the Pioneer experience in 8 novels including Little House on the Prairie?
- Scout Finch is the guide to the people and places of the fictional town of Maycomb, rural Alabama in which novel?
- What is the collective name for the 9 novels by Armistead Maupin that first appeared in serial form in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s?
- E Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is set in which cold, foggy place?
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Some stories couldn’t happen just anywhere. As is the case with all great literature, the setting, scenery and landscape are as central to the tale as any character, and just as easily recognised. Literary Landscapes: Charting the Real-Life Settings of the World’s Favourite Fiction delves deep into the geography, location and terrain of all our best-loved literary works and looks at how setting and environmental attributes influence storytelling, character and our emotional response as readers.
Led by John Sutherland, a team of specialist literary critics have contributed individual essays on over 70 literary novels. Entries are beautifully illustrated with archive material, original artworks, maps and photographs.
Literary Landscapes is published by Modern Books
£25 hardback, 25 October 2018
Entries from the UK only. Closing date 31 October 2018
Okay I suppose I have kept you waiting long enough, here are the answers…
- Lyme Regis
- Les Miserables
- The Mississippi
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Tales of the City
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