Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Released: March 5th 2019
I received a copy of Literary Places through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Literary Places is an absolutely striking collection of locations that are mentioned in literary works. They’re all real locations, of course. This novel includes beautiful hand drawn images of some of the most iconic locations, as well as a brief bit of information about each one.
Personally, I really felt like it brought these locations that I’ve never had the luxury of visiting to life. It reminded me of just how many classic novels are based in real locations – locations I could visit, should I ever get the opportunity to do so.
I sincerely hope that Sarah Baxter and Amy Grimes were given the opportunity to travel to most of these locations while working on their book. I imagine that would have been a dream come true.
This novel covers literary locations such as Paris, Dublin, Florence, Naples, Berlin, Nordland, St. Petersburg, Sierre de Guardarrama, La Mancha, Davos, Bath, London, Yorkshire, Cairo, Soweto, Kerala, Saigon, Kabul, Hanging Rock, New York, Monterey, Mississippi River, Monroeville, Cartagena, and Chile. Best of all? It even cites some of the novels that used each location as a basis. For somebody that can be a bit forgetful at times, that little detail was greatly appreciated.
The artwork for Literary Places was absolutely stunning. It had just a touch of whimsy, but otherwise was bright and clear. The style was perfect for what they were trying to portray here. To be honest, I really hope they come out with more works like this. It’d be interesting to see what they’d cover next. Plus I’d love to see more artwork in this style and theme.