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Literary SitesTove Jansson Home - Helsinki, Finland

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A plaque identifies the Helsinki home of Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist, illustrator, and comic strip author Tove Jansson in the center of the city at Ullanlinnankatu 1.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Finland

date approved: 7/24/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Bridge at Sleepy Hollow - Sleepy Hollow, NY

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This is the likely place that is described in Irving Washington's short story, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, where Ichabod Crane rode in an attempt to reach safety from the Headless Horseman.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 7/11/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBritish Museum - London, England, UK

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The main character of Samuel Butler's "The Way of All Flesh" goes to study in the British Museum's Reading Room.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/6/2014

last visited: 7/8/2014

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Literary SitesPicnic at Hanging Rock

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Hanging Rock is a small peak of volcanic origin north of the Macedon Ranges. It is the scene of a mystery which never unfolds. The co-ords given are for the peak itself. The entrance is off South Rock Road. Admission price given is dollars per car.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 3l diesel

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 6/24/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Quiet Game by Marcus Brown - Edmond, OK

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This is an enjoyable mystery, with a definite twist. A real enjoyable read.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 6/18/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSpanish Steps - Rome, Italy

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Two of the characters in Colm Toibin's novel, "The Master", say goodbye to each other at the Spanish Steps.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Lazio, Italy

date approved: 6/7/2014

last visited: 9/8/2013

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Literary SitesMemorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment - Boston, MA

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In Colm Toibin's novel "The Master"...the unveiling of this monument sets the beginning of Chapter Seven.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/5/2014

last visited: 6/6/2014

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Literary SitesGertrude Chandler Warner The Boxcar Children Museum - Putnam, CT

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The Gertrude Chandler Warner The Boxcar Children Museum is located in a railroad boxcar off Main Street (Route 12) just south of Route 44 in Putnam, CT.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: Connecticut

date approved: 6/2/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesCasa Loma - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Casa Loma is located at 1 Austin Terrace Toronto, Ontario,

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/27/2014

last visited: 6/1/2012

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Literary SitesGran Vía - Madrid, Spain

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In Enrest Hemingway's book "The Sun Also Rises" Jake and Brett are in a taxi ride in the last few pages of the book here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

date approved: 5/25/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesLambeth Bridge - London, England, UK

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Lambeth Bridge plays a role in Zadie Smith's novel "White Teeth".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/23/2014

last visited: 5/24/2014

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Literary SitesMansion House - Mansion House Street, London, UK

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Mansion House was built between 1739 and 1753 to designs by George Dance the elder. It is mentioned in Mark Twain's book "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/13/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSeamen's Bethel - New Bedford, MA

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Seamen's Bethel...was referred to as the "Whaleman's Chapel" in a scene from Moby Dick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/3/2014

last visited: 7/10/2010

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Literary SitesThe Elgin Settlement - Buxton ON (Canada)

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This now-defunct settlement for fugitive American slaves is the key location in the novel Elijah of Buxton The coordinates for this waymark will bring you to the Canadian National Historic Site plaque and map of the Elgin Settlement

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 3/19/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesFenchurch Street Station - Fenchurch Place, London, UK

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The main entrance to Fenchurch Street station is on the south east side of Fenchurch Place. The station gets a mention in Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/13/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Churchyard of Ghastly Grim - Seething Lane, London, UK

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St Olave's churchyard is named "The Churchyard of Gahstly Grim" in his articles "The Uncommercial Traveller" that appeared in "All the Year Round". The skulls referred to are still there today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/8/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesThe Old Bailey - London, UK

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In the Charles Dickens book "A Tale of Two Cities", the Old Bailey is the courthouse named in the book where Charles Darnay is put on trial for treason.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/4/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesSt Bartholomew's Hospital - London, UK

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Barts hospital was where the fictional Sherlock Holmes first met Dr Watson in the Arthur Conan Doyle story "A Study in Scarlet".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/2/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesUne nuit à Reykjavik - Iceland

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Une nuit à Reykjavik is a fiction book taking place in Iceland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Iceland

date approved: 2/19/2014

last visited: 7/31/2013

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Literary SitesFangen på Kalø - The Prisoner at Kalø

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Kalø Slotsruin er en af vore best bevarede borge fra middelalderen. Bogen "Fangen fra Kalø" foregår blandt andet her - Kalø castle ruin is one of our best preserved castles from the Mittle Ages. The book "The Prisoner of Kalø" takes place here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/10/2014

last visited: 5/9/2014

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Literary SitesEsteiros - Alhandra, Portugal

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Esteiros is the name of a novel by Soeiro Pereira Gomes, published in 1941. Belongs to the aesthetics of neo-realism and portrays the child labor in the village of Alhambra.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte

location: Lisboa, Portugal

date approved: 2/1/2014

last visited: never

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Literary SitesBryant Park - New York City, NY

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Lily Bart, the main charcater of Edith Wharton's "House of Mirth", takes a bench in Bryant Park. The novel takes place in late 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: 3/28/2014

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Literary SitesFifth Avenue at Central Park - NYC, NY

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Edith Wharton's novel "House of Mirth" centers on high society in New York City in the 1890s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/30/2014

last visited: 12/13/2013

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Literary SitesGrand Central Station - New York City, NY

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Edith Wharton's novel "House of Mirth" begins at New York's Grand Central Station.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 7/26/2013

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Literary SitesTwo Years Before the Mast - Dana Point, CA

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This is the man and the place where the idea for his story, "Two Years Before the Mast" first popped into Richard Henry Dana's head.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 12/23/2013

last visited: never

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