Monday, 25 May 2020

Books set in my city or state

This topic from Long and Short Reviews was a tough one. For a while I honestly couldn't think of any book set anywhere near where I live. However, I then remembered that Haworth is within an hour's drive of me, which means only one thing... Bronte Country.

While the Brontes liked to obscure the names of the places in their stories, they famously set them in Yorkshire. "Shirley" is particularly well known for taking place in a Yorkshire mill town dealing with the Luddites, while "Wuthering Heights" is set up on the Yorkshire moors. I've often gone walking around the area to enjoy the moors the Bronte sisters would have enjoyed during their lives.

In my own writing I have often set stories in Yorkshire, but rarely described it to that degree. I did, however, write a short for Smut By The Sea called "I Like It Wet" which was set in Scarborough - a place I would love to visit again now that I'm stuck indoors.

So which books have been set near you?

20 comments:

  1. It's neat that you live so close to Bronte country. :)

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-books-set-in-ontario/

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    1. It's a beautiful area. I can see why they loved it so much.

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  2. That's very cool you live near something that interesting. I live on farm land. :-)

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  3. Wow, Wuthering Heights. Must be a fascinating place to live. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/05/wc052720.html

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  4. Interesting post. Neat to live close to Yorkshire. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-books-set-in-my-city-or-state/

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  5. I love the Brontes so that's a cool one to have nearby! I had the same problem - the two books that I know of set in my home county are ones I haven't read!

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    1. I don't know any set in my actual city, sadly.

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  6. Ahh Weathering Heights... really not my favourite. But I've been to the Yorkshire moors and there are some beautiful walks around there. Dead jealous!

    My post is here: https://melanierousselfiction.com/wwbc-books-set-in-my-city/

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  7. That's one place that I would love to visit! I love the Brontes!

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  8. Very cool list! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Ah, finally another author listing books I've read! I guess my tastes are usually more the books I've had to teach, or the NF ones I seek out. Interesting post.

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    1. Most of the ones I read are set in America, so it took some doing.

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  10. Wuthering Heights made me long to visit the moors. It sounded so romantic. Mind you, it's probably like our Australian outback with reality being a lot different from romantic notion.

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    1. I don't know how romantic it would be to live there, but it's lovely to visit.

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