Top Ten Tuesday February 26: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

I want to go to more places from this list, but I’m trying to find ones that have a distinct literary connection for me. Many books are set in places I want to visit, but the books themselves don’t inspire me with their descriptions or lack thereof. And then there are places for which I have no literary connotation, but perhaps a historical or movie or genealogical interest for me instead. Anyway, I just feel that some of my favorite books are all in one place and perhaps books I didn’t like so well had geographic interest (but I can’t remember them). And of course tons places in England will have literary connections for me, but I’m trying to find the ones that match with favorites or have a vivid literary connotation for me.

  1. Yorkshire Dales (James Herriot books)
  2. London (Lord Peter Wimsey novels)
  3. Wales (Rosemary Sutcliff books)
  4. Cornwall (Rosemary Sutcliff and Swift and Nomad)
  5. Hadrian’s Wall and the Antontine wall (Eagle of the Ninth)
  6. Prince Edward Island (L.M. Montgomery novels)
  7. Mackinaw Island (Once on this Island, Girl of the Limberlost)
  8. Switzerland (Little Women, Heidi, Treasures of the Snow)
  9. Egypt (well . . . specifically Ancient Egypt with Sheftu) (Mara, Daughter of the Nile)
  10. New Zealand (closest I can get to Middle Earth) (Lord of the Rings)



  1. Miss Elizabeth February 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Goodness, you’ve mentioned not only some of my favorite books, but some of my want-to-go-to’s as well! And for many of the same reasons 🙂

    1. Livia Rose February 26, 2019 at 5:58 pm

      Yes, some pretty awesome books, and I hope, awesome places to vist.

  2. lydiaschoch March 1, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Avonlea was on my list! PEI would be such a pretty place to visit in general.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Livia Rose March 3, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Yes, that’s what I was thinking, so many places, real or fiction (and probably based on real) in L.M. Montgomery books.

  3. Catherine March 4, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Prince Edward Island always sounds really beautiful. Will have to look out some Cornwall-y Sutcliff books before my holiday! Her descriptions are so amazing, she captures things so well.

    1. Livia Rose March 15, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Simon was the Sutcliff novel I read that was set in Cornwall and Devon also maybe.

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