Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Imagining London


I’m so excited now that I’m actually planning my trip to London in the UK!  The Utah chapter of JASNA is planning a trip in May and June and I can hardly wait! 

In a short time, I’ll walk the paths of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Hardy, Thackeray, Dickens AND Jane Austen.  We’ll go to Bath for sure and visit other sites where she wrote or visited.

imagined London

Today I finished this book that tells about English authors and the places where they wrote and wrote about .

There’s a map included with so many amazing must see spots and their places in English literature, that I am compelled to enlarge it, hang it on my wall, and make notations of places I just cannot miss!

There are some 20th century authors that I never cared to read because I always prefer the classics or historical novels.  Now I MUST read those to appreciate the places they wrote about!

I’ve wanted to go to London and other parts of England since I read my first historical novels as a 14 year old.  It’s been a part of my ever expanding bucket list for the longest time.  Now I’m counting down the days!

I’ve dreamed about visiting Stratford on Avon and Stonehenge since I was a pre-teen.  Now I dream about England every day.  I’ll make certain to keep you posted because it’s UK OR BUST!

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