Six Literary Haunts Every Bibliophile Should Visit [PHOTOS]


Whether your favorite novel is centered around the building of a great cathedral (think Ken Follett’s THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH), on a raft drifting down a river (remember Mark Twain’s HUCKLEBERRY FINN), or in any other place that an author brought to vivid life, you’ve likely wanted to visit some of those memorable settings. Guest writer Shannon McKenna Schmidt tells us about six NOVEL DESTINATIONS to add to your travel bucket list.

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Shannon Mckenna Schmidt Shannon Mckenna Schmidt, co-author of National Geographic’s Novel Destinations, shares six of her favorite literary haunts.

Warning: Novel Destinations may inspire wanderlust. But rest assured, whether or not taking to the road is in the cards right now, the book offers an entertaining armchair journey. Rather than simply guiding readers to famous writers’ homes and haunts, Novel Destinations shares intriguing, little-known stories about the wordsmiths and the places where they lived, wrote, drew inspiration, and ventured themselves. Here are some of my favorite literary travel tales.

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