Synopses & Reviews
For the new breed of vacationer who craves meaningful trips and unusual locales, the combination of reading and travel can be a heady mix--especially if you happen to be checking into Hemingway's favorite hotel in Sun Valley, or strolling about Bath's Royal Crescent while entertaining fantasies of Lizzie Bennett and her Mr. Darcy Cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations--a new offering that guides bibliophiles to more than 500 literary sites across the United States and Europe. From the moody, windswept moors that inspired the Brontes to the Old Courthouse immortalized by Harper Lee, the authors create a veritable life-list of must-see sites from literary history--and tell travelers how to visit on your own. The book begins with thematic chapters covering author houses and museums; literary festivals and walking tours; and hotels, bars, and restaurants. Then, in-depth explorations of author and place take readers roaming Franz Kafka's Prague, James Joyce's Dublin, Louisa May Alcott's New England, and other locales. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, Novel Destinations will appeal as a unique travel guide, an attractive gift book, and the ultimate browser's delight.
National Geographic leads book-loving adventurers on a whirlwind tour of 500 literary landmarks and offers practical trip-planning advice for visiting in person. Peppered with great reading suggestions and little-known tales of literary gossip, this book is the ultimate browser's delight.
About the Author
Shannon McKenna Schmidts writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler
, New Jersey Monthly
, and other publications, and she is a regular contributor to Shelf Awareness
and to Bookreporter.com. She has held positions in marketing and promotions at several publishing houses, most recently Simon & Schuster. Shannon lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Joni Rendons work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Continental, Pages, BookPage, The Writer, and on Bookreporter.com. She has held various marketing and editorial positions in the book publishing industry, most recently at Hyperion Books. Currently, she resides in London.