Simon (Savidge Reads), Myself and our lovely friend Michelle had a brilliant break away last weekend so I thought I’d post some pictures of our trip which include some destinations linked to well-known books. If you’ve been by Savidge Reads lately you might have seen his post too.
We stayed in a rather fabulous log cabin situated in Tilford Woods. What a pretty location:
Saturday was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to explore some nearby bookish locations including Waverley Abbey which English Heritage have said was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s historical novel Waverley. Published in 1814 Waverley is thought to be the first in the historical novel genre. The abbey itself was built in 1128 and it’s ruins rise up out of a pretty English meadow. Heres Michelle admiring the ancient arches:
On the way home on Sunday we couldn’t resist stopping by the picturesque village of Chawton to see guess what…?
Jane Austen’s house!
I was quite taken with this illustration for a Victorian edition of Pride and Prejudice. Publishers take note, this would be an awesome cover for a new edition!
With the sunshine, the reading and relaxing time (did I mention there was a hot tub?!) and lots of nice food and drink it was a totally wonderful weekend. Oh and the icing on the cake…look what I found!
What bookish locations or picturesque weekend getaways have you discovered lately that you would recommend?