Review: Literary Places by Sarah Baxter and Amy Grimes

Literary Places

Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Released: March 5th 2019
Received: NetGalley
Rating: Kitty Rating

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.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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