The thoughtful tourist's guide to intellectual property via reading
Ever wanted to visit a place mentioned in a book? In recent writing workshops Hazel's shared Literary Tourism: the enjoyment of researching the 'real' locations for fiction but also the factual settings of her books: like 'Antarctica' or Darwin for 'Outback Ferals' . The Frequent Flyer Twins e-books link to Singapore, Cairns, Sydney and New Zealand's Milford Track. And 'f2m:the boy within' links the co-authors in Melbourne and New Zealand even if the setting of the novel is universal.
This is also a relevant kind of mapping for historians who may wish to visit significant sites for their families. Or for students who like doing 'Literary Walks' of a city which is the setting of a book or series. Literary Tourism is a kind of map of ideas, and an excuse to visit!
How to browse the map
- Click on a book cover to read more about that book
- Drag the map around to see more of the world
- Zoom in on a location to see where it's pinpointed (Hint: do this for the Antarctic locations!)
- If you need more room, open the map on Google maps to use the whole screen