Jun 28, 2012

by English Muse

Nearly a year ago, on my old blog, I made a valiant attempt to start a regular feature.  I planned, I pinned, and I posted.  Three times.  Three posts do not make much of a regular feature.  Today, however, I am bringing it back, for you, as a one-time-and-maybe-more feature.  I call it writerly travels: virtual visits to the homes and studios of authors I’ve read and loved.

A dear friend of mine is currently in England, traipsing to all sorts of literary sites, and I am thoroughly envious.  She’s seen some of Wordsworth’s papers, Chaucer and Shakespeare texts, and Jane Austen’s writing desk.  Perhaps I should be a little more astounded by Middle English volumes, given their age, but Jane Austen’s writing desk has me ready to catch the first flight to London.  Can you believe she composed such great novels at a desk so small?

Which writerly locales would you like to see?  Please share, and I’ll try to turn it into a feature!

Until next Thursday,

Katie (unwritten, untitled)


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6 Responses to “Writerly Travels”

  1. Mandy says:

    Such a teeny desk!

    The Keats House in London is one of my favorite writerly locations. It’s the house he shared with Fanny Brawne, which is pretty romantic. Plus, it’s been kept up beautifully!

  2. Yali says:

    Not in London, but the house of Victor Hugo in Paris is amazing! Definitely worth a visit if you are there.

  3. Katie says:

    And now I’m itching to see London even more!

  4. Katie says:

    Oh, I would love to see his home. Les Mis was my favorite novel for years. It’s still in my top ten.

  5. Siv says:

    I have to agree with The Keats House! I went there last summer, and it is really wonderful to see and explore! In addition, it is run by enthusiastic and wonderful people, it is such a joy to meet people who are excited about author homes as well!

  6. Luli says:

    Some day I’d love to visit Emily Dickinson’s home in Amherst, Mass. At least I think it’s in Amherst. I might be wrong because I’m doing it from memory but I think she was such an amazing woman. She barely ever left her home or her town, but yet she showed such worldliness in her words.

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