Many authors seem to have a special relationship with particular places. Some cities seem to have become almost inextricably linked with certain author's bodies of work, whether it be Charles Dickens' London or James Joyce's Dublin.
Novels: On Location is a good place to start if you want to find a book set in a specific location. In fact this Google Map acts a great guide for travellers keen to read a novel set in the places visited.
Using the map you can search for a location and find novels that are set there. For example, if you are lucky enough to be able to visit St Petersburg (or you just want to read something set there) you can consult Novels: On Location which recommends you read Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment.
- Joyce Walks - maps of walks with connections to Joyce's Ulysses
- Ballard Geocoded - a Google Map of the locations in the works of JG Ballard
- The Patrick O'Brian Mapping Project - a map of locations in the works of Patrick O'Brian, author of the popular Master and Commander
- Londonist Sherlock Holmes Map - mapping the locations in Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes novels
- Litmap - locations in The Rings of Saturn: An English Pilgrimage by W.G. Sebald
- Poetry Atlas - Google Map of geo-tagged poems
- Google Lit Trips - Many, many literary journeys mapped
Google Maps Based Stories