Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Top Ten Places Books Made Me Want To Visit/Revisit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish

1. Hogwarts from Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - No explanation needed, surely!

2. Linbury Court from Jennings series by Anthony Buckeridge - I'm sure that in real life, I'd have hated boarding school, but Linbury Court always looked so much fun!

3. Chalet School, in Tiernsee years, from Chalet School series by Elinor M Brent-Dyer - See above, but with extra Alpine escapades!

4. The Abbey, from The Abbey Girls series by E J Oxenham - Always sounds so beautiful and peaceful.

5. Bath, from A Tangle of Magicks by Stephanie Burgis - I haven't been to Bath for ages, and keep meaning to go back - apart from anything else I'd love to sample the bookshops that bloggers like Lucy The Reader rave about so much! (I WILL visit Mr B’s sooner or later!) However Georgian Bath, as described by Stephanie Burgis in the 2nd Kat Stephenson novel, also sounds AMAZINGLY wonderful.

6. Lyssia, from Wereworld series by Curtis Jobling - With my luck, I'm 90% sure I'd get killed by a therianthrope within my first ten minutes in Lyssia. But it would be an AWE-INSPIRING ten minutes.

7. Everywhere in Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Is this a cheat? I basically really want to do a road trip across America!

8. The town in The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – I love this setting so much but can’t remember its name, or even if it’s actually GIVEN a name. (It’s a long time since I’ve read it.) Anyone?

9. Cornwall in Just For The Summer/In The Summertime by Judy Astley – I love Devon and Cornwall, and Astley has captured the seaside atmosphere perfectly in these two novels.

10. Nancherrow in Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher – As mentioned above, I love the South West, and the magnificent Cornish estate of the Carey-Lewis family would be an amazing place to stay.


  1. I think a lot of people want Hogwarts. I should have put it on my list.
    Check out my Top 10

  2. I'd love to do a cross-country road trip, too... though maybe Canada instead of the U.S.A. I think that's a perfectly acceptable answer! Road-tripping through different places will have a different flavour than just going there and staying for a while.

  3. I've BEEN to places because of books, and once because of a song. I went to Shrewsbury because of Elllis Peters' Brother Adfael novels. I've been to Stratford because it was Shakespeare's hometown and Bath for Jane Austen and to Nottingham for the Goose Fair(song). And Robin Hood, of course. :-)

    For fictional places, there ae a lot of spots in Middle Earth I'd like to visit. A friend and I once made a lighthearted guide to the YHA hostels of Middle Earth.