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The Literary Tourist

Literary  Tourist is your source for stories about the world’s best literary destinations, activities and events. It’s a website that helps book-loving travellers to find fun experiences. It was developed by Nigel Beale

I’m a literary tourist who, for the past decade, has had the good fortune of travelling around the world visiting literary place and doing literary things. I launched Literary Tourist to share stories about these experiences and to help others to enjoy the same.

Literary Tourists are a hard breed to define. Some like to visit places that appear in novels, others to explore landscapes that inspired great poems; some go on pilgrimages to honour their favourite authors, others seek out the book itself and go to rare book libraries and antiquarian bookstores; still others love good theatre and attend live stage performances, while many like to hunt down famous living authors, listen to them read, and get their books signed.

There are lots of ways to be a literary tourist – each combines a special mixture of people and places, imagination and reality. The result is a memorable travel experience.”

Nigel Beale works with tourism marketers to promote existing literary attractions and develop new visitor experiences.

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