We love reading and travelling and we want to ask you what places you like to read about when you delve into a novel. Do you like to visit a country you are not likely to go to such as exotic Thailand or war-torn Afghanistan? Or do you prefer to be able to spend time in the places which inspire you – Paris, Madrid or some other popular ‘ tourist’ spot.
if you’re an author – self published or published in the traditional way – how do you decide to choose your setting of your book? On this site. we’ve covered books in some very unique settings –
Set in the mills of New Lanark, Scotland
CA Hope and her book New Lanark Spinning new Lives – https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/new-lanark-spinning-new-lives-a-literary-gem-in-scotland/
Set in the battle fields of the American Revolution – withElaine Cougler and her book The Loyalist’s Wife – https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/the-loyalists-wife-elaine-cougler-canada/
We’ve been to the cobbled streets of Barcelona with Carlos Ruiz Zafon – https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/the-shadow-of-the-wind-in-barcelona-a-literary-journey/
and to China where we immersed ourself in another time and culture- https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/literary-journey-to-china-snow-flower-and-the-secret-fan/
Where is your favourite book set? How does it evoke the setting? Authors – what makes your setting special to you? We want to hear from people who read and people who write and for you to tell us about your book and why your setting matters. Send pictures so we can put you on the booktrail map and let others see the special places and local highlights that outsiders may not know of.
Send brief details of your book along with a few pics telling us why your setting matters and we will feature them on this blog – we want to hear about your booktrails! and share them with everyone here.
More news soon on when we will post and the travels we will go on.
Let’s put your town or favourite place on our map!