Aug 1 2017 7:12am

Would You Like to Visit the Real-Life Location of a Favorite Fictional Place?

August is here and that means squeezing in one final summer vacation, if you can. However, one of our favorite places to get away from it all is books! So, if you could pick one real-life place to visit that you've seen in a book, where would you go? Why would you visit? What about the author's description made you want to go there?

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1. DJM
When I was in high school in a small town in Oregon, I read a wonderful book by Elswyth Thane called "Dawn's Early Light". It was set in Williamsburg, Virginia, just before the Revolutionary War. When I found out it really was a living museum town, I had to visit. As an adult, I have been back to this magical place 4 times. I can imagine the hero and heroine of the story walking these streets. It turns out an ancestor of mine was stationed near there during the Revolutionary War, Francois LeBas, from Normandy, France. He married Sarah Jennings and started our family. Anyone named Leabo is their decendent.
Jennifer Proffitt
2. JenniferProffitt
A lot of people on Facebook have mentioned trips to Scotland for both Diana Gabaldon's Outlander Series and Samantha Young's On Dublin Street books.
Barbara Wilmot
3. miadevlin
This year I finally fulfilled a long-held dream to visit the medieval hill village of Les Baux in France which I first read about in Mary Stewart's book "Madam Will You Talk". It was wonderful to climb to the top of the ruined tower and look out over the beautiful wild country.
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