Reading on Location

Reading on Location

Great Books Set in Top Travel Destinations

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"Reading on Location is essential for anyone wishing to learn more about a potential destination, wanting to follow in the footsteps of a much loved fictional character or desiring to experience a place through the eyes of a celebrated author or authors. Reading on Location is a country-by-country guide to books set in or about some of the world's most popular places. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's Persuasion, to the colourful South India of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things and the Afghanistan of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Luisa Moncada and Scala Quin recommend some of the most evocative titles to read in key destinations across the world."--from cover, p. [4]
Publisher: London : New Holland, 2011
ISBN: 9781847734679
Branch Call Number: 823.0093 MON 2011
Characteristics: 272 p
Additional Contributors: Quin, Scala

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Aug 23, 2011

Looking at the book from flipping and the foreword, the book covers film, television and radio for other mediums that filmed (or even possibly pretended to film in?) the portrayed country.

The book is to be used if you want to read the book, film, television or radio of the piece while you are at that destination. Fictional and non-fiction pieces are included. Although, it probably would be better to enjoy the pieces before going to the country or destination, as this way it does not distract or take up time to enjoy the piece while there, since it might have been the inspiration to travel there anyhow.

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Aug 23, 2011

From the back cover of the book:

[i]Reading on Location[/i] is essential for anyone wishing to learn more about a potential destination, wanting to follow in the footsteps of a much loved fictional character or desiring to experience a place through the eyes of a celebrated author or authors.

Whether it's visiting a New York restaurant featured in [i]American Psycho[/i] or discovering the Jamaica of James Bond, reading a book located in a city or country can help bring that location and the characters to life. But how do you know what to read? Among all the billions of books published, [i]where[/i] do you start?

[i]Reading on Location[/i] is a country-by-country guide to books set in or about some of the world's most popular places. From the quintessential English city of Bath, featured in Jane Austen's [i]Persuasion[/i], to the colourful South India of Arundhati Roy's [i]The God of Small Things[/i] and the Afghanistan of Khaled Hosseini's [i]The Kite Runner[/i], Luisa Moncada and Scala Quin recommend some of the most evocative titles to read in key destinations across the world.

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