Book-connected places I visited in October in the UK and in Singapore
20 Nov, 2019 | What's happening in my writing life
Visiting book-type places, some connected with my own books, was a highlight of the trip. It was so exciting to visit Raffles Hotel again in Singapore and present them with a copy of the book – last time I was there I was still researching My Friend Tertius.
Watching squirrels, just like Scruffle-Nut, in all the parks I visited brought me back to when I first started writing the book in Central Park, New York . . .
and I cried when we found the statue of Matthew Flinders and Trim standing tall in Flinders’ birthplace in Donnington – A Cat Called Trim.
So here are some photos of the above places, but also some other booky places which we loved visiting.
Statue of Matthew Flinders and Trim outside Euston Station, London.
Chelsea Library, London where it was all about Scruffle-Nut.
It was such a treat to meet the real Brum in Bourton-on-the-Water
And of course there was that meeting with Mr. Darcy at Chatsworth where the Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice was filmed.
And Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratfoord-Upon-Avon.
On to Hill Top where you can almost see Peter Rabbit peeping about in the garden
Greyfriar’s Bobby in Edinburgh – so wonderful to see him again.
Also in Edinburgh where J K Rowling wrote Harry Potter.
But it’s back to reality now and writing – still the best part.