An intriguing and fascinating posting:-


A very dear Austrian friend bought this to my attention today, and I found it so fascinating, I thought you’d like to see it.

This literary map was designed and made by Geoff Sawyers and is for sale via  The Literary Gift Company. It is really charming: intricate and beautifully penned. I loved searching for my favourites, and checking that my local notables-John Clare and Fanny Burney- are included.(They are.)

I have to confess it took me an age to find Jane Austen as I had expected her to be in Hampshire, not far from the Isle of Wight. She is in fact to be found  near Bath, which I suppose she might have objected to, and the inhabitants of Hampshire will probably be most aggrieved at this placing:

But at least she is “there”. There are other maps available: Wales

and the United States of America


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