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Novel Destinations

Novel Destinations

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  • ISBN: 978-1426217807
  • Genre: Guide book

What you need to know before your trail

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic’s Novel Destinations–a guide for bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. Check into Hemingway’s favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or stroll about Bath’s Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums, literary festivals and walking tours. Then, in-depth explorations of authors and places take readers roaming Franz Kafka’s Prague, James Joyce’s Dublin, Louisa May Alcott’s New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations is a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate bibliophile’s delight.

Travel Guide

Travel across USA and Europe to some very Novel Destinations

Confessions of a Literary Traveller – the novel destinations of Shannon McKenna Schmidt

The author says:

I teamed up to write Novel Destinations with a friend, Joni Rendon, a fellow bibliophile and avid traveler. We were each taking a literary-related trip around the same time and realized we had a common theme. I visited Louisa May Alcott’s home, Orchard House, in Concord, Massachusetts, with my mother, sister, and niece. Joni was heading to Dublin and had planned an itinerary that included James Joyce sites, the Dublin Writers’ Museum, and a literary pub crawl. Shortly after that, the idea was cemented when we took a trip together to the West Yorkshire moors that were home to the Brontë sisters.

Early in the research process, it became clear there was such a wealth of material and so many wonderful places related to classic writers that we decided to focus on those locations. Due to space constraints the book primarily features literary landmarks in the United States and Europe with a few outliers worked in here and there, like the Anne of Green Gables sites on Prince Edward Island in Canada, which was added to the second edition of Novel Destinations by popular demand. Content in the book is arranged by theme, with lots of anecdotes and stories to make it an appealing read for armchair travelers as well as those who plan to take to the road.

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Destination: Worldwide Author/Guide: Shannon McKenna Schmidt Departure Time: Anytime!

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