A Beautiful Book Map Based On London

Of all the many maps to grace these pages over the years, this new literary chart by small company Dorothy is, we think, the most charming. Its creators have taken the names of over 600 books and arranged them into a street map that bears more than a passing resemblance to London.

It’s one of those simple ideas that conceals hidden depths. The more you look, the more you see. Why are certain novels grouped together, or placed in a particular corner of town?

“The Map, which is loosely based on a turn of the century London street map also includes fictional areas dedicated to the works of Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, Tolkien, Harry Potter and a children’s literature district featuring such classics as The Railway Children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Where the Wild Things Are.”

We could spend hours poring over this, and if you’d like to do the same, maps can be ordered here for just £25 + P&P.

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