Thursday, November 08, 2012

Monty's World on Google Maps

Monty's World is a Google Map of locations important in the life and work of M.R. James. M. R. James is considered by many to be one of the greatest writers of ghost stories.

According to the maps creator many James' stories feature "thinly-disguised versions of real-world locations that were familiar to him. This map features those location which James admitted to basing his stories on, as well as a selection of locations which he did not own up to, but which may have provided him with inspiration".

If you wish to explore the location used in a particular story it is possible to select the story from the 'stories list'.  The map will then centre on the location(s) used in that story. If the story contains more than one location then the map neatly uses a zoom level that fits all the markers on the screen. If you click on a location's map marker you can read a short excerpt and even a view a Street View of the location.

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