Reading on Location: A Guide to Great Books Set in the World's Top DestinationsPaperback
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- Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 272 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 259g
- Publication date: 1 March 2011
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1847734677
- ISBN 13: 9781847734679
- Illustrations note: maps
- Sales rank: 16,937
"Reading on Location" is a country-by-country guide to the regions and cities made famous by both well-known and cult books. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's "Persuasion" to the South India of Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things" and the Amazon of Mario Vargas Llosa's "La Casa Verde", this book is aimed at those who want to learn more about a potential destination, follow in the footsteps of a favourite character from a novel and get to know a destination through the eyes of a celebrated author. Reading a story or piece about a city can introduce a stranger to the heart of that location, just as visiting the area where a favourite novel is set can bring the words to life. Whether it's visiting a restaurant featured in American Psycho or experiencing an event such as the running with the bulls in Pamplona through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway, "Reading on Location" will allow readers and travellers to get the most from their trips.
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Luisa Moncada is a London-based editor and writer, who has contributed to several volumes on children's literature, science fiction and crime fiction. She has also published essays on gender, literature, culture and history in such books as Contemporary Poets, African American Biography, Contemporary Dramatists, Film and Filmmakers and the World and its Peoples, among others. She is the editor of New Holland's Poems and Readings for Funerals and Memorials.